[Edu-sig] Introducing Python to Engineering Students

Rob Malouf rmalouf at MAIL.SDSU.EDU
Wed Mar 12 01:29:35 CET 2008

On Mar 11, 2008, at 5:11 PM, David MacQuigg wrote:
>  What I would like to see is something like a simple "directive" I  
> could put in my Python code to say "The following function is in C",  
> and have Python set up the linkage for me.

Actually, there is!  It's part of scipy and it's *very* slick:


It works great, though as I said, for my problems it's not always  
faster than python+psyco+numpy (which I have to say I find  
disappointing, considering how cool weave is).

> It would make a nice improvement in this Mandelbrot demo if you  
> could show me a way to significantly improve the speed of the Python  
> I already have, perhaps avoiding the need for C.

I'll take a look at it.

Rob Malouf <rmalouf at mail.sdsu.edu>
Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
San Diego State University

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