Reading floating point data with Python

L. Larrabee Strow (
3 Apr 1994 19:18:06 GMT

Is there any existing way to read files containing binary floating
point data with Python?

It sure would be nice to have fread/fwrite type capabilities.
Reformatting floating point data files to ascii, reading them , and
using atof is not an option due to space and performance problems.

L. L. Strow
Department of Physics
Baltimore, MD 21228
phone: (410) 455-2528