[Numpy-discussion] Faster

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat May 3 19:20:34 CDT 2008


On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 7:05 PM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker@noaa.gov> wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>  > I can get a ~20% improvement with the following:
>
> > In [9]: def mycut(x, i):
>  >    ...:     A = x[:i,:i]
>  >    ...:     B = x[:i,i+1:]
>  >    ...:     C = x[i+1:,:i]
>  >    ...:     D = x[i+1:,i+1:]
>  >    ...:     return hstack([vstack([A,C]),vstack([B,D])])
>
>  Might it be a touch faster to built the final array first, then fill it:
>
>  def mycut(x, i):
>      r,c = x.shape
>      out = np.empty((r-1, c-1), dtype=x.dtype)
>      out[:i,:i] = x[:i,:i]
>      out[:i,i:] = x[:i,i+1:]
>      out[i:,:i] = x[i+1:,:i]
>      out[i:,i+1:] = x[i+1:,i+1:]
>      return out
>
>  totally untested.
>
>  That should save the creation of two temporaries.

After fixing the last statement to "out[i:,i:] = ...", yes, much
faster. About a factor of 5 with N=500.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
 -- Umberto Eco


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