pandas.read_hdf(path_or_buf, key, **kwargs)

read from the store, close it if we opened it

Retrieve pandas object stored in file, optionally based on where criteria

Parameters :

path_or_buf : path (string), or buffer to read from

key : group identifier in the store

where : list of Term (or convertable) objects, optional

start : optional, integer (defaults to None), row number to start


stop : optional, integer (defaults to None), row number to stop


columns : optional, a list of columns that if not None, will limit the

return columns

iterator : optional, boolean, return an iterator, default False

chunksize : optional, nrows to include in iteration, return an iterator

auto_close : optional, boolean, should automatically close the store

when finished, default is False

Returns :

The selected object