pandas.read_orc(path, columns=None, **kwargs)[source]

Load an ORC object from the file path, returning a DataFrame.

New in version 1.0.0.

pathstr, path object, or file-like object

String, path object (implementing os.PathLike[str]), or file-like object implementing a binary read() function. The string could be a URL. Valid URL schemes include http, ftp, s3, and file. For file URLs, a host is expected. A local file could be: file://localhost/path/to/table.orc.

columnslist, default None

If not None, only these columns will be read from the file.


Any additional kwargs are passed to pyarrow.



Before using this function you should read the user guide about ORC and install optional dependencies.