Bohrium implements a new python module bohrium that introduces a new array class bohrium.ndarray which inherent from numpy.ndarray. The two array classes a fully compatible thus one only has to replace numpy.ndarray with bohrium.ndarray in order to utilize the Bohrium runtime system.

The following example is a heat-equation solver that uses Bohrium. Note that the only different between Bohrium code and NumPy code is the first line where we import bohrium as np instead of numpy as np:

import bohrium as np
def solve(grid, iter):
    center = grid[1:-1,1:-1]
    north  = grid[ :-2,1:-1]
    south  = grid[2:  ,1:-1]
    east   = grid[1:-1,2:  ]
    west   = grid[1:-1, :-2]
    for _ in xrange(iter):
        tmp = 0.2*(center+north+south+east+west)
        delta = np.sum(np.absolute(tmp-center))
        center[:] = tmp
grid = np.arange(width**2).reshape((100,100))
solve(grid, 42)

Alternatively, you can import Bohrium as NumPy through the command line argument -m bohrium:

python -m bohrium

In this case, all instances of import numpy is converted to import bohrium seamlessly. If you need to access the real numpy module use import numpy_force.


At the moment, the Bohrium module does not implement all of NumPy. If you encounter an unavailable function or submodule please use import numpy_force to access the functionality.

Convert between Bohrium and NumPy

It is possible to convert between Bohrium and NumPy – let’s walkthrough an example:

Create a new NumPy array with ones:

np_ary = numpy.ones(42)

Convert any type of array to Bohrium:

bh_ary = bohrium.array(np_ary)

Copy a bohrium array into a new NumPy array:

npy2 = bh_ary.copy2numpy()