[Numpy-discussion] Floating Point Difference between numpy and numarray

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Mon Sep 8 13:47:45 CDT 2008

Matthieu Brucher wrote:
> People are concerned by memory consumption, so if you use more memory
> than what you think, you can encounter bugs. Least surprise is always
> better ;)

sure, but I'm a bit confused -- there is a tiny amount of memory 
involved in the accumulator -- isn't it a single number?

(or, for doing it along an axis, at least it's one order of magnitude 
fewer numbers)

And with a double precision floating point unit, is the math any slower? 
would you have to push any more memory around?


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