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From Wes McKinney <>
Subject Re: Reading large csv file with pyarrow
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:24:32 GMT
Yes, that looks right. There will need to be corresponding work in
Python to make this available (probably through the datasets API)

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 12:35 PM Daniel Nugent <> wrote:
> Arrow-3410 maybe?
> On Feb 17, 2020, 07:47 -0500, Wes McKinney <>, wrote:
> I seem to recall discussions about 1 chunk-at-a-time reading of CSV
> files. Such an API is not yet available in Python. This is also
> required for the C++ Datasets API. If there are not one or more JIRA
> issues about this I suggest that we open some to capture the use cases
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:16 PM filippo medri <> wrote:
> Hi,
> by experimenting with arrow read_csv function to convert csv fie into parquet I found
that it reads the data in memory.
> On a side the ReadOptions class allows to specify a blocksize parameter to limit how
much bytes to process at a time, but by looking at the memory usage my understanding is that
the underlying Table is filled with all data.
> Is there a way to at least specify a parameter to limit the read to a batch of rows?
I see that I can skip rows from the beginning, but I am not finding a way to limit how many
rows to read.
> Which is the intended way to read a csv file that does not fit into memory?
> Thanks in advance,
> Filippo Medri

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