cPickle not available for Python3.0

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Jan 18, 2021, 2:27:25 AMJan 18
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I am trying to import database, as per gmpe-smtk-guide. But according to google, there is no cPickle in Python3, but the guide is using it. Also I tried a solution as suggested in google, but that also didn't work. Is there any new way to load these metadatafile, or some tweaks so that we can use cPickle or something like that? 
Thank You!

Case 1:::
import cPickle

db1 = cPickle.load(open(r"F:\Python_Sonice\ngawest_db\metadatafile.pkl", "r"))

O/P -- ErrorMsg::
module not found
Case 2
import _pickle as cPickle  
import cPickle

db1 = cPickle.load(open(r"F:\Python_Sonice\ngawest_db\metadatafile.pkl", "r"))  

UnicodeDecodeError: 'charmap' codec can't decode byte 0x81 in position 44: character maps to <undefined>

Graeme Weatherill

Jan 18, 2021, 2:34:00 AMJan 18
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Yes in Python 3 cPickle is now just pickle. So:

import pickle
db1 = pickle.load(open("path/to/metadatafile.pkl", "rb"))

should work (note the change from "r" to "rb").  Sorry, the GMPE-SMTK manual is not up to date with a couple of the changes made since the SMTK was migrated to Python 3.

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Jan 18, 2021, 6:06:57 AMJan 18
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Thanks Greame. That worked.
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