PyORC’s documentation

PyORC is a Python module for reading and writing Apache ORC file format. It uses the Apache ORC’s Core C++ API under the hood, and provides a similar interface as the csv module in the Python standard library.


The module is compatible with Python 3.6 or newer releases.


  • Reading ORC files.
  • Writing ORC files.
  • While using Python’s stream/file-like object IO interface.

That sums up quite well the purpose of this project.

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Any contributions are welcome. If you would like to help in development fork or report issue on the project’s GitHub site. You can also help in improving the documentation.