Mathematica 7 compares to other languages

Jon Harrop jon at
Mon Dec 8 22:31:29 CET 2008

Xah Lee wrote:
> Also, in this discussion, thanks to Thomas M Hermann's $20 offered to
> me for my challenge to you, that i have taken the time to show working
> code that demonstrate many problems in your code.

You failed the challenge that you were given. Specifically, your code is not
measurably faster on the problem that I set. Moreover, you continued to
write as if you had not failed and, worse, went on to give even more awful
advice as if your credibility had not just been destroyed.

> If you are a Mathematica expert, you could make it recurse yet have
> the speed as other langs.

No, you cannot. That is precisely why you just failed this challenge.

You should accept the fact that Mathematica currently has these
insurmountable limitations.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.

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