Being 500x faster than python still means it's 10x slower than C

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  • PythonIsNotSlow

    Simple program to benchmark C vs pure Python vs Numpy vs Cython.

  • NumPy

    The fundamental package for scientific computing with Python.

    Github gives an overview of the languages used in a package (by lines of code?), for numpy it's as follows:


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  • SciPy

    SciPy library main repository

    This is not that uncommon for performant python packages. Another example: scipy is 19% Fortran and 17% C.

  • julia

    The Julia Programming Language

    Why don't we use a tool made specifically for this job?

  • Primes

    Prime Number Projects in C#/C++/Python

    And here's the github repo.

  • oc2

    RISC-V VMs in Minecraft.

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