[Pythonmac-SIG] Speed up Python on the Mac?
pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil
Tue Dec 6 18:07:26 CET 2005
I am seeking opinions on the best approaches to speed up Python on my
Mac (OS X 10.3.9).
I know about the profiling and find the bottlenecks approach, but then
the choices of what to do are not clear. I have in the past written a
few C modules and turned them into importable Python modules, but that
was really time consuming and frustrating.
I see there are many other approaches (SWIG, Pyrex, Psyco -- some may
not be available on the Mac), so I thought I would start here to ask
what people in this email list use and recommend.
I am looking for something that is an all-in-one package (if possible),
easy to use (if possible), and reliable (a must). Does such exist for OS X?
I do number crunching/scientific programming using BBEdit and the Apple
supplied Python. I do not need to squeeze every last CPU cycle out of
my Mac, just get a good speedup ratio (roughly 5X or better).
Thanks for any advice.
Naval Research Lab
Washington, DC 20375
email: pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil
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