# pyarrow.open_file¶

pyarrow.open_file(source, footer_offset=None)[source]

Create reader for Arrow file format

Parameters: source (bytes/buffer-like, pyarrow.NativeFile, or file-like Python object) – Either an in-memory buffer, or a readable file object footer_offset (int, default None) – If the file is embedded in some larger file, this is the byte offset to the very end of the file data reader (RecordBatchFileReader)