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can pythonista use pickles?
@bobsmith76 With any method, you have to start the process not in Pythonista but in the Files app showing your .pkl file!
Then, you have to select the .pkl file and click share at the bottom left...
@cvp print of French screen in Apple Files app
@bobsmith76 What you did in your last post is to share your script from Pythonista to Pythonista instead of sharing a .pkl file from another app (ex: Files app) to Pythonista 😇.
When an external shared file "arrives' in Pythonista, you have to import it via the standard "import file" (since last version) or via an user script (like your copied script). The import will copy your .pkl file to "script files/this iPod/name.pkl"
here, I took some screenshots available here
when I click on the file to share on my desktop with is lemmata.pkl nothing relating to pythonista3 shows up.
hold on, I didn't see that part about using the files app on the ipod.
i'm trying to download some kind of file manager app ut not having much success because i have an ipod 6 touch which is very old.
@bobsmith76 ok, if you don't have IOS 11, forget the solution from Files App.
But I see in your images that the .pkl is already in Pythonista3...
Thus, what do you want?
I had not seen it was on Mac, sorry
If you send the file via mail and when you receive the mail on your iPod, you can make a long press on the attachment,, click share, run Pythonista 3 script and click on standard "import file" on img_0313.png
@bobsmith76 Or, rename your .pkl as .py on your Mac, then import it via iCloud and rename it back as .pkl when it has been imported on "this iPod"
bobsmith76 last edited by bobsmith76
I was not able to rename the file but I created a new file and cut and paste the text of z_dict_words.py into the newly created z_dict_words.pkl. I then ran the code and pythonista was not able to load the pickle file. This is the error message I got:
File "/private/var/mobile/Containers/Shared/AppGroup/D4D2C25F-316F-47DF-8CFF-84E670A3283D/Pythonista3/Documents/main_loop.py", line 163, in get_result
dictionary = pickle.load(pkl_file)
_pickle.UnpicklingError: invalid load key, '\xc2'.
These lines are 150 - 163 in my code:
def get_result(one_sent, user = "", print_type="40", order=, get_words_used=0): global words_used total_time = time.time() if one_sent == 'a': proof_type, print_type, get_words_used, order = parameters() pkl_file = open(user + 'zz_claims.pkl', 'rb') test_sent = pickle.load(pkl_file) pkl_file.close() elif one_sent != "": test_sent = one_sent else: pkl_file = open(user + 'zz_claims.pkl', 'rb') test_sent = pickle.load(pkl_file) pkl_file.close() pkl_file = open(user + 'z_dict_words.pkl', 'rb') dictionary = pickle.load(pkl_file) pkl_file.close()
I'm attaching a screenshot so as to demonstrate that the file is in my script library
@bobsmith76 Sorry but I can't help you:I don't know pickle.
Hoping somebody will help you
what about json? can pythonista handle json?
JonB last edited by
@bobsmith76 pickles are not text, they are binary. copy/paste from a text file wont work.
json and yaml are good alternatives.
or, just use file import of a zipped pkl.
or, post the file in a gist, or on github, and use stash git or wget to retrieve.
If I import a zipped pkl do I have to unzip it? If so how?
@bobsmith76 Tap on it and then extract archive
it automatically adds the .py extension to all files. so z_dict_words.pkl becomes z_dict_words.pkl.py. how do i rename files?
brumm last edited by
... or PhoneManager > Rename :)
@cvp, Thanks that did it. Problem solved.