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rowpipe 0.2.0

Generate row data from a variety of file formats

The Rowpipe library manages row-oriented data transformers. Clients can create a RowProcessor() that has schema, composed of tables and columns, where each column cna have a “transform” that describes how to alter the data in the column.

from rowpipe.table import Table
from rowpipe.processor import RowProcessor

def doubleit(v):
    return int(v) * 2

env = {
    'doubleit': doubleit

t = Table('foobar')
t.add_column('id', datatype='int')
t.add_column('other_id', datatype='int', transform='^row.a')
t.add_column('i1', datatype='int', transform='^row.a;doubleit')
t.add_column('f1', datatype='float', transform='^row.b;doubleit')
t.add_column('i2', datatype='int', transform='^row.a')
t.add_column('f2', datatype='float', transform='^row.b')

In this table definition, other_id and i2 columns are initialized to the valu of the a column in the input row, The i1 column is initialized to the input row a column, then the doubleit function is called on the value. In the last step, all of the values are cast to the types specified in the datatype column.

The RowProcessor is then run using this table definition, and an input generator:

class Source(object):

    headers = 'a b'.split()

    def __iter__(self):
        for i in range(N):
            yield i, 2*i

rp = RowProcessor(Source(), t, env=env)

Then, rp is a generator that returns RowProxy objects, which can be indexed as integers or by clolumn number:

for row in rp:
    v1 = row['f1']
    v2 = row[3]

The RowProcessor creates Python code files and executes them.

Transforms can have several steps, seperated by ‘;’. The first, prefixes with a ‘^’, initializes the value for the rest of the transforms. A transform that is prefixes with a ‘!’ is executed on exceptions. Transform functions can have a variable signature; the tranform processor matches argument names. Valid argument names are:

  • row. A rowProxy object for the input row. Allows access to any input row value
  • row_n. Row number.
  • scratch. A dict for temporary storage
  • errors. A defaultdict(set) for storing error reports for columns. Keys are column names
  • accumulator. A dict for accumulating value, such as sums.
  • pipe. Unused
  • bundle. Unused
  • source. Reference to the input generator that is generating rows
  • v . The input row value
  • header_s. The header for the column in the input row.
  • i_s. The index of the column in the input row
  • header_d. The header for the column in the output row.
  • i_d. The index of the column in the output row

… and there is a whole lot more. This documentation is woefully incomplete …


This repo still contains old code for Row Pipelines, which are in the file. These components can be combined to performd defined operations on rows, such as skipping rows based on a predicate, altering the number of rows, returning on ly the head or tail, etc. The code is not currently used ot tested.

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