[Numpy-discussion] einsum

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 17:48:24 EST 2011


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 16:43, Mark Wiebe <mwwiebe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 2:01 PM, Joshua Holbrook <josh.holbrook at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> <snip>
>> How closely coupled is this new code with numpy's internals? That is,
>> could you factor it out into its own package? If so, then people could
>> have immediate use out of it without having to integrate it into numpy
>> proper.
>
> The code depends heavily on the iterator I wrote, and I think the idea
> itself depends on having a good dynamic multi-dimensional array library.
>  When the numpy-refactor branch is complete, this would be part of
> libndarray, and could be used directly from C without depending on Python.

It think his real question is whether einsum() and the iterator stuff
can live in a separate module that *uses* a released version of numpy
rather than a development branch.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco



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