[Numpy-discussion] IDL vs Python parallel computing

Siegfried Gonzi siegfried.gonzi at ed.ac.uk
Sat May 3 17:56:26 EDT 2014

Hi all

I noticed IDL uses at least 400% (4 processors or cores) out of the box 
for simple things like reading and processing files, calculating the 
mean etc.

I have never seen this happening with numpy except for the linalgebra 
stuff (e.g lapack).

Any comments?


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