[Numpy-discussion] List of Lists in C
Mon Jan 26 02:50:49 CST 2009
2009/1/26 Hanni Ali <email@example.com>:
> Yes fair point, but when it's a empty list and new elements are replaced
> with a new list instance it's fine, especially as []*100000 is
> significantly faster than [ for i in xrange(100000)] as I was previously
In this case, why do you put a list in it in the first place ? You
could put None, and it would be safer ;)
> In fact I think that's partly answered my question []*x must create a list
> of pointers pointing at the same list. Rather than [ for i in
> xrange(100000)] which must create a list of new separate lists instances.
> Hence the significant difference in speed.
I agree. Less memory allocations and initialization, thus more speed.
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