[Numpy-discussion] code performanceon windows (32 and/or 64 bit) using SWIG: C++ compiler MS vs.cygwin

Chris Colbert sccolbert@gmail....
Wed Mar 11 16:00:59 CDT 2009

i don't know the correct answer... but i imagine it would be fairly easy to
compile a couple of representative scipts on each compiler and compare their

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Sebastian Haase <haase@msg.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering if people could comment on which compiler produces faster
> code,
> MS-VS2003 or cygwin g++ ?
> I use Python 2.5 and SWIG.  I have C/C++ routines for large (maybe
> 10MB, 100MB or even >1GB (on XP 64bit)) data processing.
> I'm not talking about BLAS or anything like that .... just for-loops
> mostly on contiguous memory.
> Or should the speed / memory performance of the resulting code be the same
> ?
> Thanks,
> Sebastian Haase
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