[gdal-dev] Re: KyngChaos Frameworks: GDAL's numpy vs Enthought's numpy

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Mon Apr 19 14:54:57 EDT 2010

On Apr 19, 2010, at 1:27 PM, Christopher Barker wrote:

> William Kyngesburye wrote:
>> If you need to use GDAL with some other python module that uses
>> numpy, in the same script, or in the same session, this could still
>> be a problem. 
> yup -- that simply won't work
>> maybe importing the other module before gdal would
>> work.
> I don't think that will work either, unless you are right, and GDAL only uses the Python API -- I don't think that's the case, though --don't you need numpy to compile the GDAL bindings?

It was a guess, you'd expect it to use the python API as the most compatible method.  But it looks like Michael's experience points to it using the C API (maybe that's normal for numpy?).

I see that gdal_array_wrap includes the numpy header, so that seems to indicate using C.  Building GDAL is pretty much a mindless task for me now, and I don't think about the details much any more ;)

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

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