On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 3:32 PM, Guy Hulbert <gwhulb...@eol.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-06-01 at 14:53 +0100, Daniel Carrera wrote:
>> I would be very interested to see something that allowed Rakudo to
>> talk to Fortran 95.
>> I am going to use Fortran 95 for my thesis work, and maybe I could
>> write a module to give Rakudo a basic array language. Nothing fancy
> Is there anything like this for perl5 ?

Yes, PDL. That's the Perl Data Language. And NumPy is the same thing for Python.

> The algorithm was the ruelle-takens algorithm (ca 1979, iirc) to compute
> the fractal dimension of a series.  Application was bioinformatics and
> the journal was a political science one.  Very weird mix.
> Never had a chance to get back to it but I was thinking that an array
> module for perl5 would be useful.  I probably still have the code
> stashed somewhere.

If the algorithm can be expressed largely as array operations, then
PDL should give a speed more in the ballpark of the C version.

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