Anyone who wants to speculate about this tweet from José

It is not in master yet

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It even has its own mascot,

It must be a big thing then.

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My speculations are that “N” stands for Native, and “X” is for EliXir.
I expect this new thing to let us define NIFs from within Elixir.

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Hmmm, I wonder if it’ll be similar to clixir by @cdegroot

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Now I have two questions :slight_smile:

What is Nx?
What animal is this?

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So it has something to do with Numbers.

btw. Hope that Numbat which is endangered specie was not choosed because of that fact.:crossed_fingers: :smiling_imp:

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Numpy in Elixir?

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:open_mouth: :star_struck: :drooling_face:

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This seems a very promising direction! I hope we will get more details soon!

Probably yes, as it seems from my last talk with Jose about the topic.

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Do you think it’s allowing to use NumPy from Elixir or building a framework to allow building NumPy alternative in Elixir or something in betweens?

I think it will be the latter - set of NIF-like bindings and Julia-like precompiler for Elixir that will allow writing number-crunching operations in Elixir.

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Yeah this will come in handy. There’s a surprising number of “normal” projects where some number crunching is required and it’s PITA always to push it off to external tools / environments. Alright I think we cracked it.

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I think you have nailed it @kokolegorille

  • The name of the mascot
  • The twits about ML/DL
  • The mails about Tensorflow
  • The addition of defn/defnp
  • the N in the logo

Everything indicates that it

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Using GPU instead of CPU?..

I remember reading that there would be a podcast with all the answers airing 2 of February. Is that available somewhere?

Airing the 2 of February, but available around 9 of February.

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I remembered the 2/ and I really cannot get used to the month/day format :smiley:

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