\frametitle {Pyrex: Fast compiled code}
\begin{itemize}
\item Is SAGE {\dred ``impossible''}???:
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Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 15:26:36 +0100 (BST)
I've never understood how you can think something that
sits on top of python can beat some custom code like
magma. How does SAGE multiply two numbers? Does it use
python to do it? I was trying to explain SAGE and failed
miserably.
\end{verbatim}}
\item SAGE can be very fast, since it is partly written in {\dred
Pyrex}, which is a Python-like language that is converted to C and
compiled: {\tt\small
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/greg.ewing/python/Pyrex/} My plan
is that all of SAGE's basic arithmetic types will be
(re-)written this way in the next few months.
\item Martin Albrecht and I are improving Pyrex and making
it very easy to use from within SAGE (all build details
are automated).
\end{itemize}