Monte Carlo Method and pi beliavsky at
Tue Jul 13 15:13:31 CEST 2004

Dan Christensen <jdc at> wrote:

>      naive loop C: 0.040     *
>Only one of the tests used psyco.  I did run the others with psyco
>too, but the times were about the same or slower.
>For me, psyco was about four times slower than C, and numarray was
>almost 3 times slower.  I'm surprised by how close psyco and numarray
>were in your runs, and how slow Fortran was in beliavsky's test.
>My C program measures user+sys cpu time for the loop itself, but
>not start-up time for the program.  

When I insert timing code within the Fortran program, the measured time is
0.04 s, so the C and Fortran speeds are the same, although different random
number generators are used.

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