[Numpy-discussion] Floating Point Difference between numpy and numarray

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Wed Sep 3 05:31:09 CDT 2008


Hanni Ali wrote:
> Understood, but I would generally be more concerned with accuracy than
> memory?

It is a tradeof: you can choose accuracy if you want, but by using
float32, you are already kind of hinting that you care about memory and
speed (otherwise, why not using double, which is the default dtype for
almost everything in numpy ?)

cheers,

David


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