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NumNet is an optimized library for matrix operations and scientific programming written in C# and developed at Proxem. NumNet is inspired by python's numpy library to facilitate its use by python developers.

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NumNet is developed in .Net Standard 2.0 and is compatible with both .Net Framework and .Net Core thus working on Windows and Linux platform. For Mac OS users there shouldn't be any problem but we didn't test extensively.

NumNet relies on BlasNet for the low level operations on arrays. See BlasNet documentation for further information on how to use Intel's MKL for low level operations.


Matrix creations

To create an empty 2-dimensional array of dimension 3 and 4 you can use

var zeroArray = NN.Zeros(3, 4);

The following creates a 1-dimensional array with all even number from 0 to 40

var range = NN.Range(0, 40, step: 2);

To reshape the previous array to a 2-d dimension array use var 2dRange = range.Reshape(4, 5);. This operation will be a O(1) if possible but it might need to copy the values (if the initial matrix is transposed or more generally if the data in the initial array are not contiguous.)

Random initializations are also supported, here are a few examples of the supported distributions

var bern = NN.Random.Bernouilli(0.5, 2, 3);  // 2 x 3 matrix
var norm = NN.Random.Normal(0, 1, 10, 10);   // 10 x 10 normally distributed matrix
var unif = NN.Random.Uniform(-1, 1, 5, 6);   // 5 x 6 uniform matrix between -1 and 1

Accessing values

Let's start with a 2-d array of size (5 x 6)

var M = NN.Range(30).Reshape(5, 6);

To access a single value in the array we will use M[i, j]. NumNet also supports more complex slicing functions. To select the first column of the array we will use

var vector = M[Slicer._, 0]; // 'Slicer._' correspond to ':' in numpy

More control on the slices is made using the following

var v0 = M[0]; // [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
var v1 = M[Slicer.Range(0, 3), Slicer.Until(2)]; // [[0, 1],[6, 7],[12, 13]]
var v2 = M[1, Slicer.From(1)]; // [7, 8, 9, 10, 11]
var v3 = M[Slicer.Range(3, -1), -2]; // [16, 22]

Base operations

The syntax for operations between multi-dimensional arrays is mostly the same as numpy (with Pascal Case). For instance, matrix multiplications will be done with the following code

var M = NN.Random.Normal(0, 1, 3, 4);
var N = NN.Random.Bernouilli(0.6, 4, 5);

var MN = NN.Dot(M, N) // gives a (3 x 5) matrix
var MMNTranspose = NN.Dot(MN.T, M) // gives a (5 x 4) matrix

where MN.T stands for the transpose of MN.


NumNet is an open-source project, you can find the code on the github page of the project.


If you can't make NumNet work on your computer or if you have any tracks of improvement drop us an e-mail at one of the following address:



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