[Numpy-discussion] NumPy foundations

Benjamin Root ben.root@ou....
Thu Oct 13 09:05:27 CDT 2011


On Thursday, October 13, 2011, Linus Jundén <linus.junden@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone!
>
> I am about to make a NumPy presentation for my colleges in about a
> week. I want to tell them something about the history of the library
> and what kind of code it relies on. While researching and preparing
> for this presentation I found it very hard to find information about
> the origins of the numeric code. I might of course dive into the
> source code itself but thought that someone else might have the same
> questions. That's what the list is for, right?
>
> Is NumPy based on some external code like e.g. BLAS, LAPACK etc or is
> it coded from scratch? Anyone out there that can settle the question?
>
> Regards
> Linus Jundén
> Umeå University, Sweden
>

Travis O. gave a good presentation about this at scipy 2010.  Is there a
recording somewhere?

Ben Root
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