[Pythonmac-SIG] How well does Python really work on the Mac?
Fri, 7 Apr 2000 12:55:00 -0700 (PDT)
Please tell me, what Java packages are geared toward plotting and
optimized math functions?
Matthew Barre writes:
> I think you need to look at JPython. The portability and ease of Python, but
> access to all the Java packages...several of which are geared toward
> plotting and optimized math functions. Just my two cents :) I'm just
> learning Python on my Mac and its remarkably intuitive and due to the active
> interperter really easy to play with.
> "Luck will often enough save a man, if his courage hold." -Buliwyf
> > From: Lou Pecora <email@example.com>
> > Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 08:54:05 -0400
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [Pythonmac-SIG] How well does Python really work on the Mac?
> > I've been looking into trying Python as a RAD/experimental tool for
> > numerical programming and scientific work and all of you have been very
> > helpful so far.
> > I do have some reservations though and it seems to me that Python use is a
> > bit convoluted in that to use something like Numerical Recipes I have to
> > fire up my C compiler (codewarrior - very nice), write an interface for the
> > Python module to use the special routine (say eigenvalue function), make a
> > C-module (can CW do this?), make it available to Python.
> > Have any of you done this? Is it easy, hard, transparent, entangled? I
> > like what I see in the language very much and would love to jump in, but
> > this "gotcha" keeps me worrying that the conneciton to standard numerical
> > routines in C or those I would write in C for speed would be fragile -- we
> > are depending on someone's writing the library for those Py_ calls right?
> > Sorry for being so worrisome, but learning a new language is a big
> > investment. I'm really hoping for good answers 'cause I'd love to take the
> > plunge.
> > Thanks for your help.
> > Cheers,
> > Lou Pecora
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