[SciPy-user] read/write compressed files

Dominik Szczerba domi@vision.ee.ethz...
Wed Jun 20 14:01:11 CDT 2007

PyTables is great (and big) while I just need to read in a sequence of
Thanks a lot anyway,

Francesc Altet wrote:
> El dc 20 de 06 del 2007 a les 17:48 +0200, en/na Dominik Szczerba va
> escriure:
>> Yes, I know it, but it does not return a scipy array, does it?
>> Can I achieve it without copying memory? (I have huge arrays to process)
> Do you need bzip2 for something in special? In general, zlib or lzo are
> enough for achieving decent compress ratios in numerical data, while
> allowing much better compression, and specially decompression, speed.
> In any case, PyTables does have support for the (zlib, lzo, bzip2)
> threesome right out of the box.  In addition, it is meant to deal with
> huge arrays (it saves data in small chunks that are compressed and
> decompressed individually, so you don't have to worry about wasting too
> much memory for (de-)compression buffers).
> Regards,

Dominik Szczerba, Ph.D.
Computer Vision Lab CH-8092 Zurich

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