Python any good?

Tim Rowe tim at
Fri Feb 21 17:27:26 CET 2003

> Maybe I should have said "not for computation intensive problems".  Not 
> as fast as c or c++.

For my postgrad dissertation I had to do a lot of number crunching on 
big data files (adaptive digital filtering of millions of datapoints, if 
you're interested).  I decided to code in Python, and when I hit 
performance bottlenecks to shift the critical code into C.

I never hit any performance bottlenecks, and I never used any C.

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