Mathematica 7 compares to other languages

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Wed Dec 10 21:37:50 CET 2008


On Dec 5, 9:51 am, Xah Lee <xah... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> For those of you who don't know linear algebra but knows coding, this
> means, we want a function whose input is a list of 3 elements say
> {x,y,z}, and output is also a list of 3 elements, say {a,b,c}, with
> the condition that
>
> a = x/Sqrt[x^2+y^2+z^2]
> b = y/Sqrt[x^2+y^2+z^2]
> c = z/Sqrt[x^2+y^2+z^2]

>
> In lisp, python, perl, etc, you'll have 10 or so lines. In C or Java,
> you'll have 50 or hundreds lines.

Ruby:

def norm a
  s = Math.sqrt(a.map{|x|x*x}.inject{|x,y|x+y})
  a.map{|x| x/s}
end



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