[SciPy-dev] Weave introductory document. (Attachments)

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Mon Jan 14 10:51:26 CST 2002


>>>>> "eric" == eric  <eric at scipy.org> writes:

    eric> Prabhu, This is *excellent*.  Thanks for taking the time to
    eric> put together a real world example showing so many different
    eric> ways of doing things.  Its a great introduction to multiple
    eric> concepts.  It should definitely go in SciPy.  I'll find a
    eric> place for it soon.  For now, I'll post it on the web-site.

Thanks!  Since I'd spent time learning things I thought it would be
easy for others to get the hang of it if I summarized it all and gave
a working example.  I learnt quite a bit.  We also got to benchmark
things with c++ and fortran.

I have one more question.  How good is pyMPI?  I noticed that you are
one of the developers on the sourceforge project.  There isnt a proper
web page or docs or any examples.  ScientificPython has an MPI module.
How good are these in terms of performance/capabilities and ease of
use?

Its obvious as to what direction I'm going.  If pyMPI works well, then
based on the preliminary results we have with weave, f2py etc. its
pretty clear that one can do really *serious* high performance
computing using Python.  That would be simply amazing!  The power of
the Python language with very decent performance.  This would make it
possible to create complex CFD (or other highly compute intensive)
applications using Python.  The possibilities are immense!

    eric> Thanks again for all your help debugging things and for the
    eric> nice document, eric

Thank you for weave!!  This is the least I could do. :)

prabhu



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