Wednesday, October 27, 2010
So, just to get real world physics done this non-CS guy has had to master ~8-10 languages enough to get papers out the door with different collaborators. Does the computer language fragmentation in physics know no end? Fortunately, once you have learned 2-3 languages the rest are pretty much straight forward provided you have good documentation.
You all know I love Python. If people could just write everything in Python except the speed critical parts I would be happy. (And if you must use FORTRAN do not use 77!!!)
Sorry this is not the most profound post but I just needed to vent.