[Numpy-discussion] "import numpy" is slow

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Fri Aug 1 18:11:49 CDT 2008

Robert Kern wrote:
> So cut it out.
> Chris, please profile your import so we actually have some real
> information to work with instead of prejudices.

OK, while we're working on that, I've tried just re-naming my entire 
python install, then starting from scratch. So far, I've python 
re-installed, and installed just numpy ('1.1.1rc2'), and the import 
seems downright blazing compared to what I was getting:

$ time python -c "import numpy"

real    0m0.973s
user    0m0.290s
sys     0m0.682s

much more in line with what others are getting.

I'll start installing stuff that I actually am using now, and maybe I'll 
see when (if) it breaks down.


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