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Randy Olson

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  • About: Digital evolution researcher. I blog about Python for scientific computing.
  • Commented on Putting Perl Back on Top in the Fields of Scientific and Financial Computing
    I've never used Perl so I can't comment on Perl vs. Python, but you missed two critical libraries/tools that Python also brings to scientific computing: pandas (http://pandas.pydata.org/): offers efficient R-like DataFrames with tons of built-in capability IPython Notebook (http://ipython.org/ipython-doc/dev/interactive/htmlnotebook.html): provides...
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  • taiwai commented on Putting Perl Back on Top in the Fields of Scientific and Financial Computing

    I am not sure what (3) exactly mean. For (1) and (2), Perl can also be done with just few lines. For example, with Chart::Gnuplot, it would be like:

    
    my $chart = Chart::Gnuplot->new(
        output => "test.png",
        xlabel => "x-axis",    # annotation text
        xrange => [0, 10],     # axis range
    );
    
    

    # About data point array 1
    my $dataSet1 = Chart::Gnuplot::DataSet->new(
    points => \@data1,
    color => "blue", # line color chosen
    );

    # About data point array 2
    my $dataSet2 = Chart::Gnuplot::DataSet->new(
    points => \@data…

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