[Numpy-discussion] Re: [SciPy-user] Current thoughts on future directions
Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon
mdehoon at ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Sun Mar 13 18:07:03 CST 2005
Pearu Peterson wrote:
>> If I understand Travis correctly, the idea is to use Numeric as the
>> basis for scipy_core, allowing current Numerical Python users to
>> switch to scipy_core with a minimum of trouble. So why not use
>> Numeric's lite lapack library directly? What is the advantage of
>> repeating the c code wrapping (by f2py or by hand)?
>
>
> First, I wouldn't repeat wrapping c codes by hand.
> But using f2py wrappers has the following advantages:
OK I'm convinced.
From a user perspective, it's important that the scipy_core linear
algebra looks and feels as the Numerical Python linear algebra package.
So if a user does
>>> from LinearAlgebra import myfavoritefunction
s/he should not note any difference other than "hey, my favorite
function seems to be running faster now!"
--Michiel.
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