Python and HDF5 by Andrew Collette

By Andrew Collette

Gain hands-on adventure with HDF5 for storing clinical info in Python. This sensible consultant fast will get you on top of things at the information, top practices, and pitfalls of utilizing HDF5 to archive and proportion numerical datasets ranging in dimension from gigabytes to terabytes.

via real-world examples and functional workouts, you’ll discover subject matters comparable to clinical datasets, hierarchically geared up teams, user-defined metadata, and interoperable records. Examples are appropriate for clients of either Python 2 and Python three. If you’re acquainted with the fundamentals of Python info research, this can be a terrific advent to HDF5.
• Get organize with HDF5 instruments and create your first HDF5 dossier
• paintings with datasets through studying the HDF5 Dataset item
• comprehend complex good points like dataset chunking and compression
• tips on how to paintings with HDF5’s hierarchical constitution, utilizing teams
• Create self-describing records by means of including metadata with HDF5 attributes
• make the most of HDF5’s style procedure to create interoperable records
• show relationships between information with references, named kinds, and measurement scales
• notice how Python mechanisms for writing parallel code have interaction with HDF5

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This makes it easier to jump the cognitive gap between the Python code and the symbology of traditional mathematics. 8 Interfacing with Compiled Libraries As we have discussed, Python for scientific computing really consists of gluing together different scientific libraries written in a compiled language like C or Fortran. Ultimately, you may want to use libraries not available with existing Python bindings. There are many, many options for doing this. The most direct way is to use the built-in ctypes module which provides tools for providing input/output pointers to the library’s functions just as if you were calling them from a compiled language.

From the probability measure of X , we compute this with the integral, 1/4 PY ([0, 1/2]) = P X ([0, 1/4]) = d x = 1/4 0 Now, let’s up the ante and consider the following random variable, Y = X2 where now X is still uniformly distributed, but now over the interval [−1/2, 1/2]. We can express this in our framework as, Y : [−1/2, 1/2] → [0, 1/4] with corresponding, PY : [0, 1/4] → [0, 1] What is the PY (Y < 1/8)? In other words, what is the measure of the set BY = [0, 1/8]? As before, because X is derived from our uniformly distributed random variable, we have to reflect the BY set onto sets of the A-type.

We can express this in our framework as, Y : [−1/2, 1/2] → [0, 1/4] with corresponding, PY : [0, 1/4] → [0, 1] What is the PY (Y < 1/8)? In other words, what is the measure of the set BY = [0, 1/8]? As before, because X is derived from our uniformly distributed random variable, we have to reflect the BY set onto sets of the A-type. The thing to recognize is that because X 2 is symmetric about zero, all BY sets reflect back into two sets. This means that for any set BY , we have the correspondence BY = A+X ∪ A−X .

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