[Numpy-discussion] Quick Question about Optimization
Mon May 19 14:58:34 CDT 2008
> Also you could use xrange instead of range...
> Again, not sure of the size of the effect but it seems to be
> recommended by the docstring.
No, it is going away in Python 3.0, and its only real benefit is a
memory saving in extreme cases.
From the Python library docs:
"The advantage of xrange() over range() is minimal (since xrange() still
has to create the values when asked for them) except when a very large
range is used on a memory-starved machine or when all of the range's
elements are never used (such as when the loop is usually terminated
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