[Pythonmac-SIG] Speed up Python on the Mac?
pecora at anvil.nrl.navy.mil
Tue Dec 6 20:14:25 CET 2005
Christopher Barker wrote:
> Louis Pecora wrote:
>> Christopher Barker wrote:
>> Yeow, Chris, you really have a lot to say about what I'm interested
>> in. Thanks very much!
> That's because I'm in the same boat. I keep bouncing back and forth
> between the approaches, because it's hard to find one that does
> everything well. At the moment, I think I'm going with SWIG. I found
> some typemaps (what SWIG uses to translate for Python types to C
> types) for Numeric arrays that I want to use.
I use Numeric a lot. Where are those typemaps? Por favor. :-)
> I'm going with SWIG because I want to wrap a couple existing
> libraries, and one that is under development now, and we need to use
> from both C++ and Python. If it were just me, I'd dump C++ for primary
> app development (like you're working on), and just write Python for
> anything not computationally intensive. But it's not up to me, and
> folks here are distrustful of anything "new".
At NOAA? Isn't that a research place? Sheeze. You think they'd want
you looking for new stuff.
> If I didn't need to use the same libs from C++ and Python, and was
> more comfortable with C++ I'd probably give Boost::python a try. Or
> Pyrex. It depends on whether you see yourself writing just the inner
> loops in C, where pyrex would be an excellent choice, or writing a
> full lib with classes and all that, where Boost::Python would probably
> be a better option.
I tried installing the Boost libraries and got hung up. That was for
another project where I wanted to use someone elses code for n-ary
search tress, but it required boost. Never did get it to work.
> I'd like to hear how things go for you. Particularly if you use SWIG,
> we could probably help each other out.
Ya got a deal. I'm going to look hard at SWIG right now.
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