[SciPy-user] What is fastest load/save matrix methods?

Cournapeau David cournape at atr.jp
Tue Dec 20 21:01:59 CST 2005


> 
> I'm only starting to learn PyTables, but I believe that it
> provides additional features over and above the tofile/fromfile
> and write_array/read_array strategies.  In particular, PyTables
> gives you the ability to store and organize multiple arrays in
> nested groups (folders) within a single HDF5 file.
An other really important point is that you can easily import the
pytables files from other languages, such as C (I am using pytables/hdf5
to transfer data between python and matlab), which may be crucial
depending on your working environment.

I am not sure it is possible with "pure scipy" methods (at least in a
reasonable way). I may be totally wrong, though, as I don't much on the
implementation of the array protocol in scipy, and on the write/read
methods.

David



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