Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th May 2014 20:12 UTC
General Development

A large research project in the physical sciences usually involves experimenters, theorists, and people carrying out calculations with computers. There are computers and terminals everywhere. Some of the people hunched over these screens are writing papers, some are analyzing data, and some are working on simulations. These simulations are also quite often on the cutting edge, pushing the world’s fastest supercomputers, with their thousands of networked processors, to the limit. But almost universally, the language in which these simulation codes are written is Fortran, a relic from the 1950s.

Ars looks at three possible replacements for Fortran.

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Common Lisp?
by jgfenix on Thu 8th May 2014 22:53 UTC
jgfenix
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2006-05-25

From what I have read it seems to me that Julia is Common Lisp with a C-like syntax.

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RE: Common Lisp?
by moondevil on Fri 9th May 2014 06:53 in reply to "Common Lisp?"
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2005-07-08

That title is already owned by Dylan.

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RE[2]: Common Lisp?
by jgfenix on Fri 9th May 2014 15:39 in reply to "RE: Common Lisp?"
jgfenix Member since:
2006-05-25

Dylan died a long time ago and has a weird syntax.

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