[Numpy-discussion] Ruby benchmark -- numpy is slower.... was: Re: Ruby's NMatrix and NVector
David Cournapeau
david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Fri May 16 08:31:00 CDT 2008
Sebastian Haase wrote:
> Hi,
> can someone comment on these timing numbers ?
> http://narray.rubyforge.org/bench.html.en
>
> Is the current numpy faster ?
>
It is hard to know without getting the same machine or having the
benchmark sources. But except for add, all other operations rely on
underlying blas/lapack (only matrix operations do if you have no cblas),
so I am a bit surprised by the results.
FWIW, doing 100 x "c = a + b" with 1e6 elements on a PIV prescott @ 3.2
Ghz is about 2 sec, and I count numpy start:
import numpy as np
a = np.random.randn(1e6)
b = np.random.randn(1e6)
for i in range(100):
a + b
And np.dot(a, b) for 3 iterations and 500x500 takes 0.5 seconds (again
taking into account numpy import), but what you really do here is
benchmarking your underlying BLAS (if numpy.dot does use BLAS, again,
which it does at least when built with ATLAS).
cheers,
David
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