[SciPy-user] SciPy 0.4.4: fromstring

José María josemaria.alkala at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 12:50:08 CST 2006

I have changed to SciPy 0.4.4 but now, the next code for reading audiofiles:
def ReadRawSound (_filename):
        _fSound = open( _filename , 'r' )
        _SoundAsChar = _fSound.read()
        _SoundAsFloat = scipy.fromstring( _SoundAsChar , dtype='f' , count=-1)

        return _SoundAsFloat

With the previous version I used:
_SoundAsFloat =scipy.fromstring( _SoundAsChar , typecode='f' , count=-1)

The problem is that now this function seems VERY slow.

I'm using Gentoo and I'm really new to python and scipy. There still no exist 
and ebuild so I installed by doing:
python setup.py build
python setup.py install

Is this a problem with 'fromstring' or with my installation?

Thanks a lot in advance? 
José María (Spain)

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