Python too slow?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sat Jan 12 03:52:33 CET 2008
On Fri, 11 Jan 2008 09:55:08 -0800, sturlamolden wrote:
> It seems the code he is referring to is doing k-means clustering on each
> frame. The clustering is done by from SciPy's cluster module, which is
> doing 'vector quantitization'. The algorithm is written in plain C. It
> is not Python that is slow. It is the amount of processing done on each
> frame. As the bottleneck is already in C, it cannot be done any faster
> without radically changing the algorithm and/or the hardware.
Thank you for taking the effort to actually investigate the OP's *actual*
Such a pity that the chances are he's probably gone away in disgust at
the pedantry and insults in this thread. He'll probably become another
one of those people convinced that Python is "slow" because it's
interpreted when in fact this is an example of C being slow in spite of
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