[Numpy-discussion] Numpy x Matlab: some synthetic benchmarks

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Wed Jan 18 17:22:05 CST 2006


On Jan 18, 2006, at 8:08 PM, Fernando Perez wrote:
>>> Couldn't that last issue be well dealt with by the fact that today's 
>>> numpy is fairly subclassing-friendly? (which, if I remember 
>>> correctly, wasn't quite the case with at least old Numeric).
>> Does that help? You aren't talking about the fast array subclassing 
>> numpy are you? I'm not  sure what you mean here.
>
> What I meant was that by having good subclassing functionality, it's 
> easier to ward off requests for every feature under the sun.  It's 
> much easier to say:
>
> 'this basic object provides a very small, core set of array features 
> where the focus is on raw speed rather than fancy features; if you 
> need extra features, subclass it and add them yourself'
>
> when the subclassing is actually reasonably easy.  Note that I haven't 
> actually used array subclassing myself (haven't needed it), so I may 
> be mistaken in my comments here, it's just an intuition.
>
Yeah, that makes sense. I was confused by the reference to numpy.

Perry





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