speed of numpy.power()?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 18:44:06 CEST 2010

On 8/25/10 8:59 AM, Carlos Grohmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to hear from you on the benefits of using numpy.power(x,y)
> over (x*x*x*x..)
> I looks to me that numpy.power takes more time to run.

You will want to ask numpy questions on the numpy mailing list:


The advantage that numpy.power(x,y) has over (x*x*x...) is that y can be 
floating point. We do not attempt to do strength reduction in the integer case.

Robert Kern

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