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Turbocharge Your Scientific Applications with Scripting

Scientific applications are built with great care and attention to the core simulation algorithms, often with some input/output added as an afterthought. Instead, you can create a much more powerful tool with little extra effort by replacing the usual "main" program with an embedded scripting language. A scripting language makes a tool "programmable" for a wide variety of applications, letting you use the tool like a Swiss Army Knife. The scripting language orchestrates the actions of high-level building blocks, which are all coded efficiently in a system-level programming language, such as C, C++, or Fortran. When integrated correctly, therefore, the scripting language adds flexibility without impacting overall performance. Scripting languages also foster library development and code... Show More


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James Goggin
James Goggin (Student)
9 years ago
This is not what I really think about when writing scripts. I think the effort needed to develop the base is more than end product. The more I read, the less interested I was in the article and realized that it did not apply to me or my class. This is most likely a bad choice on my part not the authors.
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