# prefect-community

Zheng Cheng

06/23/2022, 11:51 AM
Hi, my question is what “pickle” and “cloudpickle” mean?I am not a Python expert

Kevin Kho

06/23/2022, 1:38 PM
Hey Zheng, i’m gonna have to compress these images to keep the main channel is cleaner. Pickle makes a python object into binary representation. It compresses the object and it’s part of the Python installation. Cloudpickle is a more robust version (and often used instead of the native pickle). If you use something like Dask also, cloudpickle is used to package the function/data to send it across the cluster.
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Will post other messages in this, it just really helps us in responding, especially if there are more replies like 1 or 2 days later because it gets hard to scroll up to see the other parts of the message
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