[Numpy-discussion] Reconstruct multidimensional array from buffer without shape

Olivier Delalleau shish@keba...
Fri Aug 19 13:44:02 CDT 2011

How could it be possible? If you only have the buffer data, there could be
many different valid shapes associated to this data.

-=- Olivier

2011/8/19 Ian <youknowho2000@yahoo.com>

> Hello list,
> I am storing a multidimensional array as binary in a Postgres 9.04
> database. For retrieval of this array from the database I thought
> frombuffer() was my solution, however I see that this constructs a
> one-dimensional array. I read in the documentation about the buffer
> parameter in the ndarray() constructor, but that requires the shape of the
> array.
> Is there a way to re-construct a multidimensional array from a buffer
> without knowing its shape?
> Thanks.
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