[Numpy-discussion] NumPy in PyPy ?

xavier.gnata@gmai... xavier.gnata@gmai...
Sun Feb 19 15:10:22 CST 2012


I'm trying to promote the usage of python and scientific python modules 
at work.
I fully agree with the fact that numpy is only the entrance point to 
scientific python.
Without at least scipy and matplotlib, it is hopeless to forget about 
matlab.

Speed : In my usecases, numpy is decently fast. However, I'm using 
numexpr and  would like get to same about of vanilla numpy (and then 
with an option to use the GPU...)

Backward compatibility is key : We want to reuse our code during let say 
at least 5 to 10 years.
Matlab is ok in terms of backward compatibility. numpy should be (and 
not only numpy...scipy...matplotlib and so on).
It is ok to run an *automated* tool to correct the code if some breakage 
occurs...but it shall be reliable and automated.

go,scientific python,  go! :)

Cheers,
Xavier

> I have written up a summary of my views here:
>
> http://technicaldiscovery.blogspot.com/2011/10/thoughts-on-porting-numpy-to-pypy.html
>
>
> -Travis
>
> On Feb 19, 2012, at 9:45 AM, xavier.gnata@gmail.com 
> <mailto:xavier.gnata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm trying to understand what's going on with :
>> http://morepypy.blogspot.com/2012/01/numpypy-status-update.html
>>
>> What's your opinion on such a numpy rewrite??
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Xavier
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