python simply not scaleable enough for google?

sturlamolden sturlamolden at
Wed Nov 18 12:42:13 CET 2009

On 18 Nov, 00:24, greg <g... at> wrote:

> NumPy, for example, is *extremely* flexible. Someone put
> in the effort, once, to write it and make it fast -- and
> now an endless variety of programs can be written very easily
> in Python to make use of it.

I'm quite sure David Cournapeau knows about NumPy...

By the way, NumPy is not particularly fast because of the way it is
written. It's performance is hampered by the creation of temporary
arrays. But NumPy provides a flexible way of managing memory in
scientific programs.

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