[Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #847: importing scipy.io is slow

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Thu Jan 15 23:56:07 CST 2009

#847: importing scipy.io is slow
 Reporter:  cdavid  |       Owner:  somebody
     Type:  defect  |      Status:  new     
 Priority:  normal  |   Milestone:  0.8.0   
Component:  Other   |     Version:  devel   
 Severity:  normal  |    Keywords:          
 The problem is in recaster: the class attribute uses a function which uses
 finfo, which is very slow for float96 and complex 192 (several 100 ms).

 It is generally advised not to use finfo at import time; so if possible
 without too much change, it would be nice to make the finfo calls after

Ticket URL: <http://scipy.org/scipy/scipy/ticket/847>
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