Archive for May, 2017

ActiveState’s Python taps Intel MKL to speed data science and machine learning

Last year Intel became a Python distributor, offering its own edition of the language outfitted with Intels Math Kernel Library (MKL). MKL accelerates data-science-related tasks by using Intel-specific processor extensions to speed up certain operations, a fine fit for a language that has become a staple in machine learning and math-and-stats circles.

Python 2 forever: 3 projects that will keep Python 2 alive

The switch from Python 2 to Python 3 has been rocky, but all signs point to Python 3 pulling firmly into the lead. It’s broadly compatible with several libraries,a major third-party implementation of Python iskeeping pace with version 3, and there’s an encouraging rate of adoption by cloud providers for application support.