[Numpy-discussion] Unnecessarily bad performance of elementwise operators with Fortran-arrays

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant at enthought.com
Thu Nov 8 18:18:48 EST 2007

Christopher Barker wrote:
> This discussion makes me wonder if the basic element-wise operations 
> could (should?) be special cased for contiguous arrays, reducing them to 
>   simple pointer incrementing from the start to the finish of the data 
> block. The same code would work for C and Fortran order arrays, and be 
> pretty simple.
> This would address Hans' issue, no?
> It's a special case but a common one.
There is a special case for this already.  It's just that the specific 
operations he is addressing requires creation of output arrays that by 
default are in C-order.    This would need to change in order to take 
advantage of the special case.

-Travis O.

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