[Numpy-discussion] numpy : your experiences?

lorenzo bolla lbolla@gmail....
Tue Nov 20 02:47:30 CST 2007


>  a) Can you guys tell me briefly about the kind of problems you are
> > tackling with numpy and scipy?
>
>
> Electromagnetic problems: eigenvalues finding, linear systems,
> optimizations...
>
> b) Have you ever felt that numpy/scipy was slow and had to switch to
> > C/C++/Fortran?
>
>
>
> I come from that world, and python gives me the programming speed I needed
> with a more-than-reasonable executing speed. I mainly use python/numpy/scipy
> as a better Matlab, which is platform independent and free, i.e. an
> interface to numerical libraries like blas, lapack, fftw, umfpack, arpack
> and so on (which are mainly written in Fortran/C).
>
>
> c) Do you use any form of parallel processing? Multicores? SMPs?
> > Clusters? If yes how did u utilize them?
>
>
>  I use MPI (mpi4py) on a shared memory multiprocessor SGI Altix.
>

Lorenzo.
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