[Numpy-discussion] NumPy nogil API

Zachary Pincus zachary.pincus@yale....
Mon Oct 31 13:28:08 CDT 2011


> As an example, it'd be nice to have scipy.ndimage available without the GIL:
> http://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy/reference/ndimage.html
> 
> Now, this *can* easily be done as the core is written in C++. I'm just 
> pointing out that some people may wish more for calling scipy.ndimage 
> inside their prange than for some parts of NumPy.

Not exactly to your larger point wrt the GIL, but I *think* some skimage (née scikits.image) folks are trying to rewrite most of ndimage's functionality in cython. I don't know what the status of this effort is though...

Zach


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