What’s new in
unumpy is the first approach to leverage
uarray in order to build a
generic backend system for (what we hope will be) the core NumPy API specification.
It’s possible to create the backend object, and use that to perform operations.
In addition, it’s possible to change the used backend via a context manager.
Relation to the NumPy duck-array ecosystem¶
uarray is a backend/dispatch mechanism with a focus on array computing and the
needs of the wider array community, by allowing a clean way to register an
implementation for any Python object (functions, classes, class methods, properties,
dtypes, …), it also provides an important building block for
It is meant to address the shortcomings of NEP-18 and NEP-13;
while still holding nothing in
uarray itself that’s specific to array computing
or the NumPy API.