blosc2.pack_array(arr, clevel=9, filter=Filter.SHUFFLE, codec=Codec.BLOSCLZ)#

Pack (compress) a NumPy array. It is equivalent to the pack function.

  • arr (ndarray) – The NumPy array to be packed.

  • clevel (int (optional)) – The compression level from 0 (no compression) to 9 (maximum compression). The default is 9.

  • filter (Filter (optional)) – The filter to be activated. The default is Filter.SHUFFLE.

  • codec (Codec (optional)) – The compressor used internally in Blosc. The default is Codec.BLOSCLZ.


out – The packed array in form of a Python str / bytes object.

Return type:

str / bytes

  • AttributeError – If arr does not have an itemsize attribute. If arr does not have a size attribute.

  • ValueError – If typesize is not within the allowed range. If the pickled object size is larger than the maximum allowed buffer size. If clevel is not within the allowed range. If codec is not within the supported compressors.

See also



>>> import numpy as np
>>> a = np.arange(1e6)
>>> parray = blosc2.pack_array(a)
>>> len(parray) < a.size*a.itemsize