PyCon 2009: Data Storage in Python - An Overview of Options (Part 1 of 3)
There are many possibilities in Python to store data. This tutorials explores some of them: flat file, Excel files, NetCDF and HDF5, serialization with pickle and friends, relational databases, bsddb and ZODB. The objective of this course is to give the participants an overview over available options as well as there advantages and disadvantages for different purposes. Participants are strongly recommended to bring laptops because all topics are introduced with examples and exercises.