Python bindings for Apache ArrowΒΆ

Apache Arrow is a cross-language development platform for in-memory data. It specifies a standardized language-independent columnar memory format for flat and hierarchical data, organized for efficient analytic operations on modern hardware. It also provides computational libraries and zero-copy streaming messaging and interprocess communication.

The Arrow Python bindings have first-class integration with NumPy, pandas, and built-in Python objects.

This is the documentation of the Python API of Apache Arrow. For more details on the format and other language bindings see the main page for Arrow. Here will we only detail the usage of the Python API for Arrow and the leaf libraries that add additional functionality such as reading Apache Parquet files into Arrow structures.

Getting Started