[Numpy-discussion] Request for advice: project to get NumPy working in IronPython

Timothy Hochberg tim.hochberg@ieee....
Fri Oct 26 13:55:52 CDT 2007


On 10/26/07, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 10/26/07, dmitrey <dmitrey.kroshko@scipy.org> wrote:
> > Travis E. Oliphant wrote:
> > > Giles Thomas wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> At Resolver Systems, we have a product that is written in IronPython
> -
> > >> the .NET Python implementation - and allows users to use that
> language
> > >> to script a spreadsheet-like interface.  Because they're using
> > >> IronPython, they can access their existing .NET objects and
> libraries,
> > >> which has worked out really well for us and for them.  But there's an
> > >> increasing number of users who would like access to CPython C
> > >> extensions - in particular, NumPy.
> > >>
> > > An IronPython compatible version of NumPy would be great.    Of course
> > > it could be done by using C# to write NumPy, but I'm not sure that
> this
> > > would really be any less work than creating a "glue" layer that
> allowed
> > > most (or all) C-Python extensions to work with IronPython.
> > >
> > >
> > So can anyone inform will IronPython have bridge to NumPy or something
> else?
> > And will it be available in nearest future or some weeks/months/years
> > are required?
> > (I'm interested in scikits.openopt being available for IronPython as
> > well, and it requires numpy)
> > And what about pylab for IronPython? Is it work already now, or will be
> > available in nearest future, or the situation is undefined?
> >
>
> Jim Hugunin, who did the original Numeric, started the IronPython
> project and was later hired by Microsoft to bring it to completion. He
> mentioned at one of the SciPy conferences that if he had it to do over
> again, he would do Numeric in C#. But that is not really an option for
> us ;)


FWIW, I once rewrote the core of Numeric in Java for use with Jython (then
JPyhton). I gave it up after I became disillusioned with Java, but the
code's still out there (http://jnumerical.sourceforge.net/) although I
suspect it is pretty dated at this point.





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