Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit | srean's comments login

...unless you have to call into Numpy or Python C-API frequently in a hot loop. That's bit of a bummer. I would rather write array indexing in Numpy notation than do that error-prone indexing by hand (in Cythonic C). I think there was something in the works to deal with this problem, not up do date on it.

>Instead of doing the actual work they would rather first implement their own sort function.

Strawman much. On the otherhand I regularly come across people who call library functions without understanding their runtime consequences, well those are the good ones, the bad ones 'get shit done" by calling sort just to find the maximum. Yeah they do get exactly that done, that is, shit.

-----


I think jlgaddis assumed that you will get some sales-rep to speak to him.

-----


> It is called a compiler even it outputs code in another language

Indeed and most compilers do exactly that. Cant help getting a little annoyed whenever I hear this 'transpiler' word. I guess the ship has sailed, oh well !

-----


... and unpython, spyke .... all very cool and with their own spin. What is a little worrisome is the rate at which these get abandoned and how many of them target some specific subset of Python. I particularly liked unpython's take.

-----


Thanks to mobile phones we can at least pace around and talk to ourselves without appearing crazy.

-----


Which is really ironic because flush toilets were normal in Indus valley civilization. That would be 2500 BC or another 500 years earlier. Centuries ahead of its time

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_of_the_Indus_Valley...

-----


Where can I know more about Maui that OP speaks of ?

-----


Maybe this? http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/ranveer/docs/m...

-----


Yes that was it, thanks.

-----


I would be quite interested to see how Dask, Spark and Dato's(or Graphlab's) SFrames fare relative to each other. My hunch is none dominates the other totally in performance and that each would have their sweet spot. Are there any well done, executed_in_good_faith benchmarks available.

-----


I applaud your measured, reasonable and well-read response. If only there were more like these.

-----

More

Applications are open for YC Summer 2016

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: