[Numpy-discussion] "import numpy" is slow

Andrew Dalke dalke@dalkescientific....
Thu Jul 31 16:09:25 CDT 2008

On Jul 31, 2008, at 10:02 PM, Robert Kern wrote:
> 1) Everything exposed by "from numpy import *" still needs to work.

Does that include numpy.Tester?  I don't mean numpy.test() nor  

Does that include numpy.PackageLoader?   I don't mean numpy.pkgload.

> 2) The improvement in import times should be substantial. Feel free to
> bundle up the optimizations for consideration.

Okay, wasn't sure if bundle or small independent ones were best.

I tried using Trac to submit a small patch.  It's a big hassle to do  
for a two line patch.

> 5) Proxy objects ... I would really like to avoid proxy objects. They
> have caused fragility in the past.

Understood and agreed.


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