How to increase the speed of this program?
ptmcg at austin.rr._bogus_.com
Tue Nov 28 09:21:30 CET 2006
"HYRY" <zhangry at feng.co.jp> wrote in message
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>I want to join two mono wave file to a stereo wave file by only using
> the default python module.
> Here is my program, but it is much slower than the C version, so how
> can I increase the speed?
> I think the problem is at line #1, #2, #3.
I'm not overly familiar with the array module, but one place you may be
paying a penalty is in allocating the list of 0's, and then interleaving the
larray and rarray lists.
What if you replace lines 1-3 with:
for i in tupleiter:
oarray = array.array("h",takeOneAtATime(itertools.izip(larray,rarray)))
Or in place of calling takeOneAtATime, using itertools.chain.
oarray = array.array("h", itertools.chain(*itertools.izip(larray,rarray)))
Use itertools.izip (have to import itertools somewhere up top) to take left
and right values in pairs, then use takeOneAtATime to yield these values one
at a time. The key though, is that you aren't making a list ahead of time,
but a generator expression. On the other hand, array.array may be just
building an internal list anyway, so this may just be a wash.
Also, try psyco, if you can, especially with this version. Or pyrex to
optimize this data-interleaving.
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