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Perl Data Language 2.4.10 released 94

First time accepted submitter tonique writes "Perl Data Language (PDL) 2.4.10 has been released. Highlights of the new release are automatic multi-thread support, support for data structures larger than 2 GB and POSIX threads support. Also available is the first draft of the new PDL book. PDL is especially suitable for scientists. For those not in the know, 'PDL gives standard Perl the ability to compactly store and speedily manipulate the large N-dimensional data arrays which are the bread and butter of scientific computing.' Commercial languages used for the same purpose include MATLAB and IDL."
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Perl Data Language 2.4.10 released

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  • Re:first post? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by iggymanz ( 596061 ) on Monday February 06, 2012 @11:54AM (#38942283)

    I've spent years coding the Perl; I'll be glad to bash the language as largely unsuitable for large scientific collaborations. The language wasn't really designed, but happened by urban sprawl and accretion over the years. The syntax is inconsistent and the code hard to read. Use something clean and designed well like Python.

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"