Defined in uproot.compression on line 478.

uproot.compression.compress(data, compression)
  • data (bytes, memoryview, or NumPy array) – Data to compress.

  • compression (uproot.compression.Compression) – Algorithm and level to use in compressing the data.

Compress data using compression and return a bytes object (or the original object in some circumstances).

This function generates ROOT’s 9-byte compression headers (17 bytes for LZ4 because it includes a checksum), with multiple blocks for each 2**24 - 1 bytes of input. The return value has all blocks concatenated into a single bytes object, and the splitting into multiple blocks is necessary because the compression headers can only specify uncompressed and compressed sizes up to 2**24 - 1.

If the compression level (compression.level) is zero or the compressed output would be larger than the input, the input is returned instead, in whatever format (bytes, memoryview, or NumPy array) it was provided.