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NumPy

Versions Installed

Fionn: 1.8.0 intel compilers both python 2 and python 3

Stoney: 1.3.0-Intel, 1.5.0b1-Intel

Description

NumPy is the fundamental package needed for scientific computing with Python. It contains among other things:

  • a powerful N-dimensional array object
  • sophisticated (broadcasting) functions
  • tools for integrating C/C++ and Fortran code
  • useful linear algebra, Fourier transform, and random number capabilities

Besides its obvious scientific uses, NumPy can also be used as an efficient multi-dimensional container of generic data. Arbitrary data-types can be defined. This allows NumPy to seamlessly and speedily integrate with a wide variety of databases.

License

NumPy is open source and the full text of its licensing terms can be found at http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/browser/branches/1.5.x/LICENSE.txt?rev=8675.

Benchmarks

None available.

Additional Notes

Since NumPy is a Python package, both the package itself and Python should ideally be compiled using the same compiler (i.e. GNU or Intel C/C++ compilers). The default Python on Stokes or Stoney were compiled with GCC, hence loading the module "numpy-gnu" will be compatible with the default Python on either system. However, the modules called "numpy-intel" are only compatible with specific versions of Python, compiled by ICHEC, that are available via the module "python-intel".

To use NumPy with default python2 installed on fionn:

module load python numpy/python2/intel/1.8.0

To use NumPy with default python3 installed on fionn:

module load python numpy/python3/intel/1.8.0

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