What Does NumPy Mean?

NumPy is a library for the Python programming language that allows for more data storage with less memory. With a multidimensional array and other resources, NumPy allows Python programmers to store numbers efficiently.


Techopedia Explains NumPy

Since Python is arguably the most widely used language in machine learning, NumPy represents a critical core feature of an engineer’s toolkit for neural networks and associated machine learning programs. By utilizing the library resource, programmers are able to order all of this higher-level analysis in a way that promotes efficiency. Other libraries and tools such as SciPy are also helpful toward this end, but NumPy specifically addresses the need for large multidimensional arrays and matrix numerical storage.


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