Performance of Python 3

Isaac Gouy igouy2 at
Mon Mar 2 01:46:34 CET 2009

On Mar 1, 11:24 am, Stefan Behnel <stefan... at> wrote:
> Isaac Gouy wrote:
> > On Mar 1, 8:10 am, Stefan Behnel wrote:
> >> As long as that gives you improvements of
> >> 100-1000 times almost for free, I wouldn't bother too much with changing
> >> the platform just because someone shows me benchmark results of some code
> >> that I absolutely don't need in my daily work.
> > What examples do you have of 1000x improvement?
> We hear that from time to time on the Cython mailing list. Here's a recent
> example of a user who reported an 80 times speed-up before we helped in
> getting the code straight, which brought another factor of 20.
> Speed-ups in the order of several hundred times are not uncommon for
> computing intensive tasks and large data sets when you move from Python to
> Cython, as it generates very optimised C code.
> Stefan

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