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

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 03:11:32 CDT 2006


> Something nobody has mentioned before for pros for numpy is integration
> with C code: this is really clumsy in matlab, and it works great with
> python (ctypes, swig, boost, pyrex are all great tools for that,
> depending on what you want to do).

It is on the web page that started the discussion:
  "very easy to extend in C/C++ or Fortran"

But I agree.  It's nicer with python/numpy.  Both extending with C/C++
and embedding in C/C++.  I think I would say "easy" rather than "very
easy", but that quibbling... :-)

--bb


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