[Python-Dev] Product function patch [issue 1093]

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Sep 4 04:57:49 CEST 2007

On 9/3/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Speaking of such things, I was thinking the other day
> that it might be useful to have somewhere in the stdlib
> a full set of functions for doing elementwise operations
> and reductions on the built-in array type.
> This would make it possible for one to do efficient
> bulk arithmetic when the need arises from time to time
> without having to pull in a heavyweight dependency
> such as Numeric or numpy.

But what's the point, given that numpy already exists? Wouldn't you
just be redoing the work that numpy has already done?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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