Could you provide more details about this to the ticket I created based on your email: http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/636 Thanks, On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 3:33 PM, Jonathan Taylor <jonathan.taylor@utoronto.ca> wrote:

I was needing an array representation of ndindex since ndindex only gives an iterator but array(list(ndindex)) takes too long. There is prob some obvious way to do this I am missing but if not feel free to include this code which is much faster.

In [252]: time a=np.array(list(np.ndindex(10,10,10,10,10,10))) CPU times: user 11.61 s, sys: 0.09 s, total: 11.70 s Wall time: 11.82

In [253]: time a=ndtuples(10,10,10,10,10,10) CPU times: user 0.32 s, sys: 0.21 s, total: 0.53 s Wall time: 0.60

def ndtuples(*dims): """Fast implementation of array(list(ndindex(*dims)))."""

# Need a list because we will go through it in reverse popping # off the size of the last dimension. dims = list(dims)

# N will keep track of the current length of the indices. N = dims.pop()

# At the beginning the current list of indices just ranges over the # last dimension. cur = np.arange(N) cur = cur[:,np.newaxis]

while dims != []:

d = dims.pop()

# This repeats the current set of indices d times. # e.g. [0,1,2] -> [0,1,2,0,1,2,...,0,1,2] cur = np.kron(np.ones((d,1)),cur)

# This ranges over the new dimension and 'stretches' it by N. # e.g. [0,1,2] -> [0,0,...,0,1,1,...,1,2,2,...,2] front = np.arange(d).repeat(N)[:,np.newaxis]

# This puts these two together. cur = np.column_stack((front,cur)) N *= d

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