[pylucene-dev] in-memory index?
vajda at osafoundation.org
Fri Jun 27 13:30:27 PDT 2008
On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Darren Govoni wrote:
> I saw the RAMDirectory examples, but they didn't quite do what I need.
> The examples I saw showed how to create an in-memory index, write docs
> to it, then search it. What I need is to read a disk-based index into
> memory, then search it (entirely in memory, not cached). I will hop over
> to the Lucene folks. Just wasn't sure if PyLucene supported that
> specific behavior or not.
PyLucene supports whatever Java Lucene does. PyLucene is a wrapper around
Java Lucene. The Java Lucene jars are part of the PyLucene egg and a Java VM
is embedded in your Python process.
Quite simply, to load an index into memory completely:
- open up the file index -> fileindexreader
- create a new index with a RAMDirectory -> ramindexwriter
- call ramindexwriter.addIndexes([fileindexreader])
But, like I said, general Lucene questions are best answered on the actual
Lucene list. And the above steps may be bogus.
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