[Numpy-discussion] "import numpy" is slow

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Fri Aug 1 18:17:07 CDT 2008

Christopher Barker wrote:
> $ 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.

OK, I just installed wxPython, and whoa!

time python -c "import numpy"

real    0m2.793s
user    0m0.294s
sys     0m2.494s

so it's taking almost two seconds more to import numpy, now that 
wxPython is installed. I haven't even imported it yet. importing wx 
isn't as bad:

$ time python -c "import wx"

real    0m1.589s
user    0m0.274s
sys     0m1.000s


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