[Numpy-discussion] numpy : your experiences?

Stefan van der Walt stefan at sun.ac.za
Sat Nov 17 09:33:33 EST 2007

On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 02:07:34AM -0500, Anne Archibald wrote:
> On 16/11/2007, Rahul Garg <rahulgarg44 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It would be awesome if you guys could respond to some of the following
> > questions :
> > a) Can you guys tell me briefly about the kind of problems you are
> > tackling with numpy and scipy?
> > b) Have you ever felt that numpy/scipy was slow and had to switch to
> > C/C++/Fortran?
> > c) Do you use any form of parallel processing? Multicores? SMPs?
> > Clusters? If yes how did u utilize them?
> >
> > If you feel its not relevant to the list .. feel free to email me personally.
> > I would be very interested in talking about these issues.
> I think it would be interesting and on-topic to hear a few words from
> people to see what they do with numpy.
> a) I use python/numpy/scipy to work with astronomical observations of
> pulsars. This includes a range of tasks including: simple scripting to
> manage jobs on our computation cluster; minor calculations (like a
> better scientific calculator, though frink is sometimes better because
> it keeps track of units);

So does 'ipython -p physics':

In [1]: x = 3 m/s^2

In [2]: y = 15 s

In [3]: x*y
Out[3]: 45 m/s


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