[Python-ideas] matrix operations on dict :)

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 12:20:38 CET 2012

On 2/9/12 2:44 AM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 2/8/2012 7:51 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> Not necessarily. There is nothing in the API for Python lists that
>> *requires* that elements are stored in one continuous array. That's a
>> side-effect of the implementation.
> I believe NumPy uses multiple blocks, as does deque.

numpy uses uniformly strided memory starting from a single memory location, 
which is not quite the same as using multiple blocks.

Robert Kern

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