[AstroPy] Plan to port astropy to python3?

Matt Davis mrdavis at stsci.edu
Tue Jun 7 11:52:05 EDT 2011

Python 3 is adding some new concurrency tools, something Erik brought up in a local list a while ago. To quote Erik:

Python 3.2 added a new package called 'concurrent' that has an even higher-level API built on top of the threading, multiprocessing, and other related modules.  See:



- Matt

On Jun 7, 2011, at 11:39 AM, Perry Greenfield wrote:

> On Jun 7, 2011, at 11:22 AM, Bridgman, William T. wrote:
>> This is the first I've heard that my main components of interest are
>> ALL working on Python 3.
>> Which means I will probably try a test installation of Python 3 on one
>> of my systems this summer.
>> I want to make more use of threading on multi-core systems since
>> graphical rendering is a lot of 'embarrassingly parallel' type
>> processing.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embarrassingly_parallel
>> Tom
> Threading in Python won't necessarily exploit multi-core systems very  
> well. You may want to look at other alternatives in Python.
> Perry
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