[Numpy-discussion] matlab vs. python question

Steve Lianoglou lists.steve@arachnedesign....
Thu Apr 26 07:19:50 CDT 2007


> Beside proper programing paradigm Python easily scales to large- 
> scale number crunching: You can run large-matrices calculations  
> with about 1/2 to 1/4 of memory consumption comparing to Matlab.

Is that really true? (The large-matrix number crunching, not the  
proper programming paradigm ;-)

By no scientific means of evaluation, I was under the impression that  
the opposite was true to a smaller degree.

Also, a lot of the times that I'm dealing with extremely large  
matrices, they're of the sparse variety, which matlab currently  
handles with a bit more ease (and transparency) to the user.

-steve




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