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My Googlefu is failing me. Are there any code snippets, either in Python or FORTRAN, that shows how to create binary files to be used by the COPY command in PostgreSQL?

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you mean how to create binary files which is used by copy commond? pg_restore with parameter -Fc can produce binary file. –  francs Oct 14 '11 at 8:44
    
Yes, but I want to generate the files from another application. I have a numerical model in Fortran that generate Gigabytes of data that I want to import to Postegresql as fast as possible. –  brorfred Oct 17 '11 at 18:21
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Your best bet really is to create CSV files and then import them with COPY. If you want to, you can then wrap them simply in a COPY ... WITH CSV FROM STDIN statement.

The existing docs on the COPY command should be sufficient. See http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/sql-copy.html

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