Sorry this isn't an answer, just noise, but for those here who don't know, Bruce is the chief maintainer of the vpython project. I have found vpython aka the visual module to be a highly attractive and useful module for teaching physics. It would be great if someone with Boost experience would try to help him out. I wouldn't want him to get falsely disillusioned with this list as I for one have been looking forward to a fully numpy-compatible version of vpython. Gary R. Bruce Sherwood wrote:

Sorry to repeat myself and be insistent, but could someone please at least comment on whether I'm doing anything obviously wrong, even if you don't immediately have a solution to my serious problem? There was no response to my question (see copy below) which I sent to both the numpy and Boost mailing lists.

To the numpy experts: Is there something wrong, or something I could/should change in how I'm trying to overload multiplication of a numpy square root (or other numpy function) times my own "vector" object? I'm seeing a huge performance hit in going from Numeric to numpy because Numeric sqrt returned float whereas numpy sqrt returns numpy.float64, so that the result is not one of my vector objects. I don't have a problem with myvector*sqrt(5.5).

Desperately,

Bruce Sherwood