[Numpy-discussion] NumPy-Discussion OpenBLAS and dotblas

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sat Aug 9 16:11:29 EDT 2014


On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Matti Picus <matti.picus at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi. I am working on numpy in pypy. It would be much more challenging for
> me if you merged more code into the core of numpy, that means even more
> must be duplicated when using a different underlying ndarray
> implementation.
> If you are thinking of touching linalg/lapack_lite/blas_lite, I would
> prefer a simpler model that uses ndarray as a simple storage container,
> does not use cpython-specifc capi extentions with reference counting,
> and interfaces with python via cffi[0].
> Matti
>
> [0] https://pypi.python.org/pypi/cffi/
>

Could you be more specific? Numpy is pretty tightly bound to the cpython
interface, changing that would require a fundamental rethink/redesign/redo

<snip>

Chuck
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