speed comparison of IDL, numPy, Matlab

Paul van Delst pvandelst at ncep.noaa.gov
Mon Feb 5 21:08:54 CET 2001

Benyang Tang wrote:
> Out of curiosity, I did a quick benchmark test of IDL, NumPy and Matlab on my
> desktop machine. I know benchmarking is a complicated issue; don't take my
> naive test too serious.

O.k.  :o)

I've never used Python, and Matlab only once or twice, but what's with the Python syntax?
Seems a tad wordy. Looks like Nick Bower's IDL-like package in Python
(http://nickbower.com/computer/pydl) is worth another look though......


P.S. BTW, in Matlab, how do you simply multiply the corresponding matrix elements? (i.e.
not a matrix multiply).

Paul van Delst                 A little learning is a dangerous thing;
CIMSS @ NOAA/NCEP              Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring;
Ph:    (301) 763-8000 x7274    There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
Fax:   (301) 763-8545          And drinking largely sobers us again.
Email: pvandelst at ncep.noaa.gov                    Alexander Pope.

More information about the Python-list mailing list