[Numpy-discussion] Proposed Roadmap Overview

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Feb 20 05:43:40 CST 2012


On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 2:54 AM, Pauli Virtanen <pav@iki.fi> wrote:

> 20.02.2012 08:35, Paul Anton Letnes kirjoitti:
> > In the language wars, I have one question.
> > Why is Fortran not being considered?
>
> Fortran is OK for simple numerical algorithms, but starts to suck
> heavily if you need to do any string handling, I/O, complicated logic,
> or data structures.
>
> Most of the work in Numpy implementation is not actually in numerics,
> but in figuring out the correct operation to dispatch the computations
> to. So, this is one reason why Fortran is not considered.
>
>
There also used to be a problem with unsigned types not being available. I
don't know if that is still the case.

Chuck
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