# [Numpy-discussion] matrix multipln takes too much time

Louis Wicker Louis.Wicker@noaa....
Tue Dec 25 10:16:49 CST 2007

```Hi there - quick suggestion on Xmas morning - others are much more
familar.

You do not want to use a loop to do the matrix multiply, you want to
use the intrinsic functions assoicated with matrix.

So you want something like

res = Math.abs( matmul(arrayone, arraytwo) )

note - that is not real code, just symbolic code.  I am sure this is
easily found in the documentation.

cheers!

Lou

On Dec 25, 2007, at 8:47 AM, devnew@gmail.com wrote:

> hi
> i am doing some maths calculations involving matrices of double values
> using numpy.matrix ,
>
> java code for this is something like
>
> int items=25;
> int sample=5;
> int totalcols=8100;
> double[][]dblarrayone=new double[items][totalcols];
> double[][]dblarraytwo=new double[items][totalcols];
> //their elements are set elsewhere before calculation
>
> double[][] resultarray = new double[items][sample];
>
> for(int i=0;i<items;i++){
>    for(int j=0;j<sample;j++){
>        double tval=0.0;
>        for(int p=0;p<totalcols;p++)
>            tval+=dblarrayone[j][p] * dblarraytwo[i][p];
>        resultarray[i][j]=Math.abs(tval);
>
>    }
>
> }
>
> so I wanted to do the same  in python..(may be this code is not in the
> recommended way..)
> i am storing the filled matrices and other values as instance variable
> of a class and access them by self.whatever...
>
> self.items=25
> self.sample=5
> self.totalcols=8100
> #self.matrixone,self.matrixtwo are numply matix objects with already
> filled elements
> #but for testing i filled it with zeros
> self.matrixone=matrix(zeros((items,totalcols)))
> self.matrixtwo=matrix(zeros((items,totalcols)))
> resultmatrix=matrix(zeros((self.items,self.sample)))
>
> for i in range(self.items):
>    for j in range(self.sample):
>         tval=0.0
>         for p in range(self.totalcols):
>            tval +=self.matrixone[ j , p ] * self.matrixtwo[ i , p ]
>         resultmatrix[ i, j ]=abs(tval)
>
>
> here I found that while the java code takes barely 110 milliseconds to
> execute the code ,the
> python code takes something like 53 secs to execute !!..I am baffled
> by this ..can anyone advise me how i can improve this? (i want to code
> in python so  I can't use c,c++ , java)
>
> dn
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