[Numpy-discussion] Relative speed

Jonathan T. Niehof jniehof@lanl....
Thu Aug 29 15:11:47 CDT 2013

On 08/29/2013 01:48 PM, Ralf Gommers wrote:

> Thanks. I had read that quite differently, and I'm sure I'm not the only
> one. Some context would have helped....

My apologies--that was a rather obtuse reference.

In my oddly-wired brain it struck me as a fairly similar, 
suboptimally-posed question: all data structures sit in memory at the 
same speed, it's a question of the operations. And as you pointed out, 
most of the time for non-trivial datasets the numpy operations will be 
faster. (I'm daunted by the notion of trying to do linear algebra on 
lists of tuples, assuming that's the relevant set of operations given 
the comparison to the matrix class.)

Jonathan Niehof
ISR-3 Space Data Systems
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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