[SciPy-user] Pros and Cons of Python verses other array environments

stephen emslie stephenemslie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 19:04:22 CDT 2006


On 9/28/06, Travis Oliphant <oliphant.travis at ieee.org> wrote:

> The purpose is not to go into detail about semantic differences, but
> document higher-level differences that might help somebody decide
> whether or not they could use NumPy instead of some other environment.
> I've started with a comparison to MATLAB, based on an email response I
> sent to a friend earlier today.


I think this is an important resource to have around. In the context of
choosing an array environment for a project where you need speed it's
important that python's advantages are made clear and easy to communicate.
That way we all get to use python :)
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