Fortran vs Python - Newbie Question

Nomad.C at gmail.com Nomad.C at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 15:47:18 CEST 2007


On Mar 26, 2:42 pm, Jean-Paul Calderone <exar... at divmod.com> wrote:
> On 26 Mar 2007 06:20:32 -0700, "Noma... at gmail.com" <noma... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >OK...
> >I've been told that Both Fortran and Python are easy to read, and are
>
> Python is hugely easier to read.
>
> >quite useful in creating scientific apps for the number crunching, but
> >then Python is a tad slower than Fortran because of its a high level
>
> Fortran is massively faster than Python.
>
> >language nature, so what are the advantages of using Python for
> >creating number crunching apps over Fortran??
>




> You can get the speed of fortran in Python by using libraries like
> Numeric without losing the readability of Python.
>

Can you back this up with some source??
Chris




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