Fortran vs Python - Newbie Question
s.mientki at id.umcn.nl
Mon Mar 26 16:06:07 CEST 2007
>> 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??
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
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
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.
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