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. Daniel. -- No trees were destroyed in the generation of this email. However, a large number of electrons were severely inconvenienced.