A reimplementation of MaskedArray

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Thu Nov 9 12:53:19 CST 2006

Tim Hochberg wrote:
> I've been told that operations on NANs are slow because they aren't 
> always implemented in the FPU hardware. Instead they are trapped and 
> implemented software or firmware or something or other. 

which still doesn't make sense -- doesn't ANY operation with a NaN 
return NaN? how hard could that be?

I share in the disappointment that NaN's are not first class citizens in 
common hardware....


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