Converting Python app to C++ completely

Alan James Salmoni salmonia.nospam.please at cardiff.ac.uk
Fri Aug 30 14:11:28 CEST 2002


Fernando Pereira wrote:
> On 8/29/02 1:37 PM, in article aklm6c$r1r$1 at news.swman.net.uk, "Alan James
> Salmoni" <salmonia.nospam.please at cardiff.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
> 
>>Now, what I want to do is write the thing in C++. The reason? heh,
>>because I want to ;) Well, actually I want to learn C++ too, and I would
>>like to have the performance of a compiled program for larger data sets
>>(just for fun and comparison more than anything).
> 
> You could probably achieve your performance goals and still use mostly
> Python by converting your contingency table/matrix calculations to use
> Numeric.

I could do, but the main aim is to learn a new language. Any speed 
benefits are purely a bonus.

>>5) Is there a free C++ compiler for Mac OS8/9? I am going to use GCC for
>>every other platform (the Python version is currently multi-platform -
>>even OSX, but not OS8 or 9 sadly).
> 
> Why would you want to develop code for a completely obsolete OS?

Cos a lot of people in psychology depts still use them (yes, even 
LCIII's!) - absolutely true!

Thanks,

Alan.




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