Fortran to Python
robert.kern at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 12:05:44 CET 2008
Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> -On [20080104 19:21], Dennis Lee Bieber (wlfraed at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
>> If the FORTRAN is using single precision reals, I'd expect a
>> slow-down in Python just on that alone, as Python uses doubles as the
>> only float type. There is also the overhead of object access for each.
> In this case it uses complex*16 and real*8. Is a real*8 a single precision
Double precision. These map to the Python complex and float types exactly.
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