[Numpy-discussion] NumPy 1.2.0b2 released

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Fri Aug 15 09:38:10 CDT 2008

Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:30:20 +0200, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 02:59:43AM -0500, Stéfan van der Walt wrote:
>> 1) Expose a new interface to numpy, called numpy.api 2) If a certain
>> environment variable is set, the numpy namespace is not populated, and
>> numpy.api becomes  instantaneous to load.
> That doesn't work because of a "feature" in Python's import: when
> loading foo.bar, Python loads foo.__init__ first. This is why we have
> "api" modules all over ETS.

I think you can still do something evil, like this:

	import os
	if os.environ.get('NUMPY_VIA_API', '0') != '0':
            from numpy.lib.fromnumeric import *

But I'm not sure how many milliseconds must be gained to justify this...

Pauli Virtanen

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