[Numpy-discussion] buffer arg to ndarray
Fri Sep 17 13:00:02 CDT 2010
On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 12:42, Neal Becker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> np.ndarray description says:
> buffer : object exposing buffer interface
> It's nice that it works with mmap:
> b = mmap.mmap (...)
> u = np.ndarray (buffer=b ...)
> but you wouldn't know it from the above description.
> It doesn't look to me that the object returned by mmap exposes the buffer
> interface, does it?
The buffer interface is a C thing. You don't see Python-level methods.
The cheapest way to test if an object can be made into a buffer is to
In : m = mmap.mmap(f.fileno(), 0)
In : buffer(m)
Out: <read-only buffer for 0x52652c0, size -1, offset 0 at 0x5265380>
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