# Types in Jug¶

Any type that can be pickle()d can be used with jug tasks. However, it might sometimes be wiser to break up your tasks in ways that minimise the communication necessary. For example, consider the following image processing code:

from glob import glob
from mahotas import imread

def process(img):
# complex image processing

files = glob('inputs/*.png')
imgs = [Task(imread, f) for f in files]
props = [Task(process, img) for img in imgs]


This will work just fine, but it will save too much intermediate data. Consider rewriting this to:

from glob import glob

def process(f):
from mahotas import imread

I have also moved the import of mahotas.imread to inside the process function. This is another micro-optimisation: it makes jug status and friends just that little bit faster (as they do not need to perform this import to do their jobs).