Fortran vs Python - Newbie Question

Nomad.C at gmail.com Nomad.C at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 16:13:44 CEST 2007


On 26 Mar, 15:06, stef <s.mien... at id.umcn.nl> wrote:
> >> 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
>
> Is this really the most important issue in your choice ?
>
> As said by others, "Portability, scalability & RAD" as an advantage of
> Python are probably far more important.
>
> And on the other hand Python is perfect as glue between Fortran and
> whatsoever.
> To emphasize that, I expect the number of lines in Python is at least 3
> times less than in Fortran.
>
> I did some comparison between MatLab and Python  (Scipy) for real-time
> analysis,
> and for all my cases Pyhton van 3 .. 7 times faster than MatLab.
>
> So I'ld suggest to start with downloading the Enthought edition of Python,
> and you can judge for yourself within 10 minutes,
> if it's fast enough.
>
> cheers,
> Stef Mientki

Is there a mac version??
Thanks
Chris




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