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Learning SciPy for Numerical and Scientific Computing by Francisco J. Blanco-Silva

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Chapter 2. Top-level SciPy

At the top level, SciPy is basically NumPy, since both the object creation and basic manipulation of these objects are performed by functions of the latter library. This assures much faster computations, since the memory handling is done internally in an optimal way. For instance, if an operation must be made on the elements of a big multidimensional array, a novice user might be tempted to go over columns and rows with as many for loops as necessary. Loops run much faster when they access each consecutive element in the same order in which they are stored in memory. We should not be bothered with considerations of this kind when coding. The NumPy/SciPy operations assure that this is the case. As an added advantage, ...

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