[Numpy-discussion] Choosing between NumPy and SciPy functions

D. Michael McFarland dmmcf at dmmcf.net
Fri Oct 31 10:26:36 EDT 2014


Stefan van der Walt <stefan at sun.ac.za> writes:

> On 2014-10-27 15:26:58, D. Michael McFarland <dmmcf at dmmcf.net> wrote:
>> What I would like to ask about is the situation this illustrates, where
>> both NumPy and SciPy provide similar functionality (sometimes identical,
>> to judge by the documentation).  Is there some guidance on which is to
>> be preferred?
>
> I'm not sure if you've received an answer to your question so far. My
> advice: use the SciPy functions.  SciPy is often built on more extensive
> Fortran libraries not available during NumPy compilation, and I am not
> aware of any cases where a function in NumPy is faster or more extensive
> than the equivalent in SciPy.

The whole thread has been interesting reading (now that I've finally
come back to it...got busy for a few days), but this is the sort of
answer I was hoping for.  Thank you.

Best,
Michael



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