[Python-Dev] graphics maths types in python core?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Apr 5 00:11:55 CEST 2009

Greg Ewing <greg.ewing <at> canterbury.ac.nz> writes:
> Something I've suggested before is to provide a set of
> functions for doing elementwise arithmetic operations on
> objects that support the new buffer protocol.
> Together with a multidimensional version of the standard
> array.array type, this would provide a kind of "numpy
> lite" that you could use to build reasonably efficient
> vector and matrix types with no external dependencies.

Again, I don't want to spoil the party, but multidimensional buffers are
not implemented, and neither are buffers of anything other than single-byte
data. Interested people should start with this, before jumping to the 
higher-level stuff.



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