[Numpy-discussion] More complex data types
Charles R Harris
Fri Oct 5 10:09:53 CDT 2007
On 10/5/07, Neal Becker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm thinking (again) about using numpy for signal processing applications.
> One issue is that there are more data types that are commonly used in
> signal processing that are not available in numpy (or python).
> Specifically, it is frequently required to convert floating point
> algorithms into integer algorithms. numpy is fine for arrays of integers
> (of various sizes), but it is also very useful to have arrays of
> complex<integers>. While numpy has complex<double,float>, it doesn't have
> complex<int,int_64...> Has anyone thought about this?
A bit. Multiplication begins to be a problem, though. Would you also want
fixed point multiplication with scaling, a la PPC with altivec? What about
division? So on and so forth. I think something like this would best be
implemented in a specialized signal processing package but I am not sure of
the best way to do it.
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