[Gdal-dev] GDAL and Python
hobu at iastate.edu
Thu Nov 2 15:41:46 EST 2006
At 02:08 PM 11/2/2006, Christopher Barker wrote:
>Howard Butler wrote:
>>The "old-gen" GDAL bindings do not have support for numpy. I will
>>be looking into supporting this in the "next-gen" GDAL Python
>>bindings in the next couple of weeks.
>Great to hear! Make sure you keep this list updated for help -- I
>have little time, but would love to help, with testing if nothing else.
>Also as a note, that besides specific numpy support, support for the
>"array interface" would be nice -- nothing but num* uses it now, but
>I do think that's changing.
Is the "array interface" something that's hoped to be in Python
proper in the near to distant future? I'm not aware of what this is...
>By the way, while you're at it, I hope you have a chance to
>re-structure the the python binding are installed. Dumping
>everything into site-packages is pretty messy -- it should all be a
>a single gdal package.
Arranging things into a "package" is something I've wished for GDAL
for quite a while. The problem is that there are an unknown number
of legacy things out there dependent on gdal.py and ogr.py and the
way they import. Re-arranging the deck chairs at this point could
cause a lot of misery. I don't know how we approach this other than
to write and RFC, pass it, and just do it.
>That being said, you can use the binding fairly effectively with
>numpy anyway, not directly, but by dumping data into numpy arrays
>with numpy.fromstring and ReadRaster and the like.
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