Hi Francesc, thanks a lot for you reply and for your impressive job on bcolz!
Bcolz seems to make stress on compression, which is not of much interest for me, but the ctable, and chunked operations look very appropriate to me now. (Of course, I'll need to test it much before I can say this for sure, that's current impression). The strongest concern with bcolz so far is that it seems to be completely non-trivial to install on windows systems, while pip provides binaries for most (or all?) OS for numpy. I didn't build pip binary wheels myself, but is it hard / impossible to cook pip-installabel binaries? > ?You can change shapes of numpy arrays, but that usually involves copies of > the whole container. sure, but this is ok for me, as I plan to organize column editing in 'batches', so this should require seldom copying. It would be nice to see an example to understand how deep I need to go inside numpy. Cheers, Alex. > 22 §æ§Ö§Ó§â. 2017 §Ô., §Ó 17:03, Francesc Alted <fal...@gmail.com> §ß§Ñ§á§Ú§ã§Ñ§Ý(§Ñ): > > Hi Alex, > > 2017-02-22 12:45 GMT+01:00 Alex Rogozhnikov <alex.rogozhni...@yandex.ru > <mailto:alex.rogozhni...@yandex.ru>>: > Hi Nathaniel, > > >> pandas > > yup, the idea was to have minimal pandas.DataFrame-like storage (which I was > using for a long time), > but without irritating problems with its row indexing and some other problems > like interaction with matplotlib. > >> A dict of arrays? > > > that's what I've started from and implemented, but at some point I decided > that I'm reinventing the wheel and numpy has something already. In principle, > I can ignore this 'column-oriented' storage requirement, but potentially it > may turn out to be quite slow-ish if dtype's size is large. > > Suggestions are welcome. > > ?You may want to try bcolz: > > https://github.com/Blosc/bcolz <https://github.com/Blosc/bcolz> > > bcolz is a columnar storage, basically as you require, but data is compressed > by default even when stored in-memory (although you can disable compression > if you want to).? > > > > Another strange question: > in general, it is considered that once numpy.array is created, it's shape not > changed. > But if i want to keep the same recarray and change it's dtype and/or shape, > is there a way to do this? > > ?You can change shapes of numpy arrays, but that usually involves copies of > the whole container. With bcolz you can change length and add/del columns > without copies.? If your containers are large, it is better to inform bcolz > on its final estimated size. See: > > http://bcolz.blosc.org/en/latest/opt-tips.html > <http://bcolz.blosc.org/en/latest/opt-tips.html> > > ?Francesc? > > > Thanks, > Alex. > > > >> 22 §æ§Ö§Ó§â. 2017 §Ô., §Ó 3:53, Nathaniel Smith <n...@pobox.com >> <mailto:n...@pobox.com>> §ß§Ñ§á§Ú§ã§Ñ§Ý(§Ñ): >> >> On Feb 21, 2017 3:24 PM, "Alex Rogozhnikov" <alex.rogozhni...@yandex.ru >> <mailto:alex.rogozhni...@yandex.ru>> wrote: >> Ah, got it. Thanks, Chris! >> I thought recarray can be only one-dimensional (like tables with named >> columns). >> >> Maybe it's better to ask directly what I was looking for: >> something that works like a table with named columns (but no labelling for >> rows), and keeps data (of different dtypes) in a column-by-column way (and >> this is numpy, not pandas). >> >> Is there such a magic thing? >> >> Well, that's what pandas is for... >> >> A dict of arrays? >> >> -n >> _______________________________________________ >> NumPy-Discussion mailing list >> NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org <free online bettingmailto:NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org> >> free online bettinghttps://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion >> <https://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion> > > > _______________________________________________ > NumPy-Discussion mailing list > NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org <mailto:NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org> > https://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion > <https://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion> > > > > > -- > Francesc Alted > _______________________________________________ > NumPy-Discussion mailing list > NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org <mailto:NumPy-Discussion@scipy.org> > https://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion > <https://mail.scipy.org/mailman/listinfo/numpy-discussion>
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