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

Bill Baxter wbaxter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 03:14:45 CDT 2006


Given the amount of discussion here, I'm starting to think maybe each
of the lines on the comparison page
(http://www.scipy.org/NumPyProConPage) should be a link to a whole
page of discussion just about that particular issue.

--bb

On 9/29/06, Bill Baxter <wbaxter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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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