How Numba and Cython speed up Python code

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How Numba and Cython speed up Python code – Source Rushter.com

Over the past years, Numba and Cython have gained a lot of attention in the data science community. They both provide a way to speed up CPU intensive tasks, but in different ways. This article describes architectural differences between them.

Numba

Numba is a just-in-time (JIT) compiler that translates Python code to native machine instructions both for CPU and GPU. The code can be compiled at import time, runtime, or ahead of time.

It’s extremely easy to start using Numba, by simply putting a jit decorator: