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Some very basic routines for file IO in Python

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Some very basic routines for file IO in Python


Install via pip3:

pip3 install PyFileIO --user

or from this repo:

git clone
cd PyFileIO 

#either this
python3 install --user

#or this
python3 bdist_wheel
pip3 install dist/PyFileIO-X.X.X-py3-none-any.whl

where X.X.X is the version created.


This module contains a few different methods of loading/saving data.

Loading/Saving Objects

This effectively uses pickle to load and save physical objects, e.g.:

import PyFileIO as pf

#save an object

#load an object
obj = pf.LoadObject('/path/to/some/file.bin')

Loading/Saving ASCII Data

Text files may be created and read directly:

#saving text
text = 'some text, can be an array\n or just a single string'

#reading text
text = pf.ReadASCIIFile('filename.txt')

We can also use ASCII files to load csv files and save data stored in a simple numpy.recarray:

#read a csv file, which contains a header - dtype will be worked out automatically
data = pf.ReadASCIIData('somedata.csv')

#we can also save data

NOTE: this will only work with simple dtypes

Loading/Saving Binary Data

Pure binary data may be written to files using the following functions:

#open a file
f = open('filename.bin','wb')

#save some stuff
ScalarToFile(x,'int64',f)		#save a single scalar integer
ArrayToFile(y,'float32',f) 		#save a floating point array
ListArrayToFile(z,'int32',f)	#save a list of integer arrays
StringToFile(s,f)				#save a string to file

#close the file

We can also read the data back (remembering to use the correct dtypes!):

#open a file
f = open('filename.bin','rb')

#read the stored data
x = ScalarFromFile('int64',f)		#read a single scalar integer
y = ArrayFromFile('float32',f) 		#read a floating point array
z = ListArrayFromFile('int32',f)	#read a list of integer arrays
s = StringFromFile(f)				#read a string from file

#close the file

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