[Numpy-discussion] Are masked arrays slower for processing than ndarrays?

Matt Knox mattknox.ca@gmail....
Wed May 13 18:36:30 CDT 2009


Hi Pierre,

> Here's the catch: it's basically cheating. I got rid of the pre- 
> processing (where a mask was calculated depending on the domain and  
> the input set to a filling value depending on this mask, before the  
> actual computation). Instead, I  force  
> np.seterr(divide='ignore',invalid='ignore') before calling the ufunc  

This isn't a thread safe approach and could cause wierd side effects in a
multi-threaded application. I think modifying global options/variables inside
any function where it generally wouldn't be expected by the user is a bad idea.

- Matt



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