[Numpy-discussion] performance of the numpy

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Wed Sep 24 17:37:03 CDT 2008


Nadav Horesh wrote:
> You should use absolute (a ufunc) and not abs (internal python function):
> 
>>>> plot(absolute(fft(b)))

another reason why "import *" is a bad idea:

import numpy as np
import pylab as plot  #(what is the convention for this now?)

pylab.plot(np.absolute(np.fft(b)))

yes, it's more typing, but you'll never get confused as to what module 
functions come from.

-Chris

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