float / double support in Python?

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Fri Feb 7 05:33:41 CET 2003


>>> "Brandon Van Every" wrote
> I hope to - rather I have - introduced a statement of fact about a
> particular problem domain.  For instance, DirectX Graphics only takes 4-byte
> floats.  I have no interest in using 8-byte doubles for my game code.  Aside
> from API compatibility issues, it's piggish in terms of both space and time.

> What I'd like to know:
> - does Numeric Python remedy this deficiency?
> - if not, will this deficiency likely ever be remedied?  when?

People have already replied that Numeric does address this.

60 seconds of googling led to:

http://stsdas.stsci.edu/numarray/Doc/node21.html

which is documentation for numarray (which is the new version of Numeric).


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Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>   
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