[Numpy-discussion] A minor clarification no why count_nonzero is faster for boolean arrays
Raghav R V
ragvrv at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 12:52:15 EST 2015
I was just playing with `count_nonzero` and found it to be significantly
faster for boolean arrays compared to integer arrays
>>> a = np.random.randint(0, 2, (100, 5))
>>> a_bool = a.astype(bool)
>>> %timeit np.sum(a)
100000 loops, best of 3: 5.64 µs per loop
>>> %timeit np.count_nonzero(a)
1000000 loops, best of 3: 1.42 us per loop
>>> %timeit np.count_nonzero(a_bool)
1000000 loops, best of 3: 279 ns per loop (but why?)
I tried looking into the code and dug my way through to this line
I am unable to dig further.
I know this is probably a trivial question, but was wondering if anyone
could provide insight on why this is so?
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