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I am trying to read float numbers from a Binary file using Struct module and then storing them in numpy 3D arrays.When I run it as an independent script, it works fine.But when I call it as a class's function from another script(after import) it gives value error. Here is my code.

`import struct
from numpy import *
class DCD_read:
   def read_cord(self,total_atoms,dcd_data):
        cord_data=dcd_data[276:len(dcd_data)]        ##  binary data string
        byte=0
        count=0
       total_frames=info_dict['nset']
       coord=numpy.zeros((total_frames,total_atoms,3))         ## 3d array
       for frames in range(0,total_frames):
           for atoms in range(0,total_atoms):
              x = list(struct.unpack('<f',cord_data[60+byte:64+byte])) ###reading float
              byte+=4
              y = list(struct.unpack('<f',cord_data[60+byte:64+byte]))
              byte+=4
              z = list(struct.unpack('<f',cord_data[60+byte:64+byte]))
              byte+=4
              ls=x
              ls.extend(y)
              ls.extend(z)
              coord[frames][atoms]=ls
     return coord

Error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\Hira\Documents\PROJECT\md.py", line 24, in <module>
coord=dcd.read_cord(total_atoms,dcd_data)
File "C:\Users\Hira\Documents\PROJECT\DCD_read.py", line 51, in read_cord
coord=zeros((total_frames,total_atoms,3))
File "C:\Python27\numpy\core\numeric.py", line 148, in ones
a = empty(shape, dtype, order)
ValueError: negative dimensions are not allowed
`

md.py is the main (calling script) while DCD_read.py is module.
Here is code for md.py (main script)

from DCD_read import *
import numpy
dcd_file=open('frame3.dcd',"rb")
dcd_data=dcd_file.read()
dcd=read_dcd()
total_atoms=6141
coord=dcd.read_cord(total_atoms,dcd_data)

Please can any one help???? I hope I explained it completely and clearly.Thanx

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