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Author jgschaefer
Recipients jgschaefer
Date 2017-05-16.14:58:50
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When creating a multiprocessing Array equivalent for unsigned chars, eg from a numpy.uint8 array, the first argument: typecode_or_type must be specified as a one character string, if a typecode is used the method raises a TypeError.

>>> import numpy as np, multiprocessing as mp, ctypes
>>> arr = np.array(range(10), dtype=np.uint8)
>>> arr
array([0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9], dtype=uint8)
>>> mp.Array("B", arr)
<SynchronizedArray wrapper for <multiprocessing.sharedctypes.c_ubyte_Array_10 object
>>> mp.Array(ctypes.c_char, arr)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/multiprocessing/", line 260, in Array
    return Array(typecode_or_type, size_or_initializer, **kwds)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/multiprocessing/", line 120, in Array
    obj = RawArray(typecode_or_type, size_or_initializer)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/multiprocessing/", line 94, in RawArray
TypeError: one character string expected

This contrasts with behavior exhibited with other types:
>>> farr = np.array(range(10), dtype=np.float)
>>> mp.Array(ctypes.c_double, farr)
<SynchronizedArray wrapper...

thanks, John
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