[SciPy-dev] [SciPy-user] some benchmark data for numarray, Numeric and scipy-newcore

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 22:51:25 CST 2005


On 12/3/05, Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> wrote:
>
> Chris Fonnesbeck wrote:
>
> >On 12/3/05, Gerard Vermeulen <gerard.vermeulen at grenoble.cnrs.fr> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Conclusion:
> >>- the overal performance of numarray is 23 % better than scipy-newcore
> and
> >>  27 % better than Numeric.
> >>- numarray is consistently faster than the other packages.
> >>- scipy newcore is on average somewhat faster than Numeric3, but some
> operations
> >>  are really slow in comparison with the other packages. In partical the
> >>  statements labeled 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7 take 2 times more time using
> scipy-newcore
> >>  than using Numeric.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >These results seem a little shocking to me. Has numarray made recent
> >strides? As recent as a month ago, numarray was a dog, running orders
> >of magnitude slower for almost everything, unless arrays were *huge*.
> >What is up?


Can we see the benchmark numbers?

Chuck
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