[SciPy-dev] Bessel functions from Boost

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sun Feb 8 22:02:17 CST 2009

On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 21:38, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
>>> I completely agree with Michael here. Why not to use mpmath? It's bsd,
>>> it started as part of sympy and it was the GSoC project for sympy the
>>> last year. It's pretty competitive with gmp (e.g. for the pi digits
>>> calculations, it's even faster than Sage, unless Sage fixed that
>>> already), but one doesn't have to use gmp, if one doesn't want to.
>>> And I think both Fredrik and other mpmath and sympy developers would
>>> help to make mpmath working with scipy. Definitely I would. I think
>>> that's a better option, than to port some boost stuff and then you
>>> would have to maintain it. If you use mpmath, all of us win, imho.
>> ??? For implementing a C ufunc?
> Using Cython? If it's as fast as anything else, why not. If it's not
> as fast, then that would be a reason not to use it.

Well, show me the code.  :-)

I wasn't aware that mpmath could be Cythonized. If it can, and the
result is reasonably fast, that would be *really* useful.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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