Are there any decent python numerical package libraries besides numpy for python? Numpy relies on gfortan which itself must be compiled correctly for your platform to avoid hidden/insidious numerical errors in numpy.

I need a matrix algebra package to do kinematics, path planning, and machine learning in python that isn't sensitive to gfortran version and compiler options.


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OpenCV is available with python bindings. It's not geared at strictly numerical applications, but it might be sufficient.

It includes some matrix math and machine learning algorithms.

I can't say you won't ever experience numerical problems, but it's not based on gfortran.

  • $\begingroup$ Awesome. just what I was looking for. And it kills a flock of birds with one stone. $\endgroup$
    – hobs
    Commented Mar 20, 2013 at 19:58

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