mir-pybuffer 0.1.4

mir-numpy connection example

To use this package, put the following dependency into your project's dependencies section:



Build Status pypi dub

mir-pybuffer provides simpler communication interface between C/D-language and python ndarrays (e.g., numpy, PIL) in Buffer Protocol.


$ pip install pybuffer
$ dub fetch mir-pybuffer # for D (mir) extention

for C extention, you do not need anything but Python.h. you can see a read/write example in c-bp.c and run it by $ make test-c.


python side

you should wrap numpy contiguous array with pybuffer.to_bytes. also see mir.ndslice.connect.cpython.PythonBufferErrorCode for error handling.

import ctypes
import numpy
import pybuffer

# ndarrays
x = numpy.array([[0, 1, 2], [3, 4, 5]]).astype(numpy.float64)
y = numpy.array([0, 1, 2]).astype(numpy.float64)

# load dynamic library written in d or c
lib = pybuffer.CDLL("./libyour-dub-lib.so")
err = lib.func1(x, y, ctypes.c_double(2.0))
assert err == 0

D side

currently mir-pybuffer only supports ndslice functions that returns void. see this dub.json for creating dynamic library for python.

import mir.ndslice : Slice, Contiguous;
import pybuffer : pybuffer, MixinPyBufferWrappers;

void func1(Slice!(Contiguous, [2LU], double*) mat, Slice!(Contiguous, [1LU], double*) vec, double a) {
  mat[0][] += vec;
  vec[] *= a;

mixin MixinPyBufferWrappers;

run by $ make test-mir.


@pybuffer will generate a wrapped function as follows:

pragma(mangle, __traits(identifier, pybuffer_func1))
extern(C) auto pybuffer_func1( ref Py_buffer a0 , ref Py_buffer a1 , double a2 ) {
  import mir.ndslice.connect.cpython;
  import std.stdio : writeln;
  Slice!(Contiguous, [2LU], double*) _a0;
    auto err = fromPythonBuffer( _a0 , a0 );
    if (err != PythonBufferErrorCode.success) { writeln(err); return err; }
  Slice!(Contiguous, [2LU], double*) _a1;
    auto err = fromPythonBuffer( _a1 , a1 );
    if (err != PythonBufferErrorCode.success) { writeln(err); return err; }
  func1( _a0 , _a1 , a2 );
  return PythonBufferErrorCode.success;

pybuffer.CDLL calls pybuffer_func1 instead of func1 with implicit ndarray->PyBuffer conversions of arguments.

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