April 1st, 2005, 03:08 PM
Numerical Python and Numarray
May I ask what Numerical Python and Numarray stand for? What are they used for?
April 2nd, 2005, 12:51 AM
Numpy (numerical python) came first. Then came Numarray. Numarray was designed (as far as I know) to replace numpy, although there are a few features about numpy that people like better. In a nutshell, they are optimized for matrix operations, both as far as space and computational efficiency (as opposed to just using lists.) They are intended to perform the sort of computations commonly done in Matlab (which stands for matrix laboratory). Using these modules, you can easily construct multidimensional arrays (matricies), and efficiently perform common operations on them, such as slicing, indexing, multiplying, etc. There is extensive online documentation (for at least numarray) available, and can be found with a quick search on google or in this forum. Hope this helps.