[Numpy-discussion] Set values of a matrix within a specified range to zero

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Mar 30 16:40:37 CDT 2010


On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 16:35, Ryan May <rmay31@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Friedrich Romstedt
> <friedrichromstedt@gmail.com> wrote:

>> x *= ((x <= 23) | (x >= 45))  .
>
> Interesting. In an ideal world, I'd love to see why exactly that is,
> because I don't think multiplication should be faster than a boolean
> op.

Branch prediction failures are really costly in modern CPUs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branch_prediction

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Robert Kern

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