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Re: Programming Languages Decisions

This report is intended for any computer programming experts who
would like to propose that their favorite programming language is the one
that should be used for the potentially important application that is being
discussed here.
I believe more scientists are happy programming in Python than Perl.
Python reads like 'executable pseudocode'. It is, I believe, easier for
most people to read and understand than Perl.

Rather than explain further, I suggest that you visit python.org and
read some of the tutorial to see what *you* think.
http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html

tjr

Aug 18 '08 #1
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"Terry Reedy" <tj*****@udel.eduwrote in message
news:ma*************************************@pytho n.org...
Rather than explain further, I suggest that you visit python.org and read
some of the tutorial to see what *you* think.
http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html
My original programs were mostly in Basic. When it became obvious that I
needed a more powerful language I took a look at Python, Ruby, and a number
of other languages.

To get started with this work I decided to go with Perl because it will do a
lot of things and is highly flexible. And, it got the job done. But now
that this application is up and running I am trying to collect opinions
regarding what languages more serious programmers might want to use with
future work for the application. And for independent researchers, Python
might be the one they would choose. For government and university
researchers who have more resources and their own computer programmers
available it is sounding like one of the "C" family of languages might be
the one they would like.

How is Python with graphics?

Aug 19 '08 #2
How is Python with graphics?
It depends a bit on exactly what you mean, but there are 3rd party
packages for just about everything. Ask a specific question, parhaps in
a new thread, and you should a specific answer, or more.

Aug 19 '08 #3
Lie
On Aug 19, 1:45*pm, "E.D.G." <edgrs...@ix.netcom.comwrote:
"Terry Reedy" <tjre...@udel.eduwrote in message

news:ma*************************************@pytho n.org...
Rather than explain further, I suggest that you visit python.org and read
some of the tutorial to see what *you* think.
http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html

My original programs were mostly in Basic. *When it became obvious thatI
needed a more powerful language I took a look at Python, Ruby, and a number
of other languages.

To get started with this work I decided to go with Perl because it will do a
lot of things and is highly flexible. *And, it got the job done. *Butnow
that this application is up and running I am trying to collect opinions
regarding what languages more serious programmers might want to use with
future work for the application. *And for independent researchers, Python
might be the one they would choose. *For government and university
researchers who have more resources and their own computer programmers
available it is sounding like one of the "C" family of languages might be
the one they would *like.

How is Python with graphics?
pygame for graphic with SDL library (e.g. fullscreen apps, hardware
accelerated)
Tkinter for basic GUI that can run on any python with no dependencies
(except python vm)
wxWidget, etc for more advanced GUI and if you allow dependencies
Aug 19 '08 #4
"Lie" <Li******@gmail.comwrote in message
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How is Python with graphics?
pygame for graphic with SDL library (e.g. fullscreen apps, hardware
accelerated)
Tkinter for basic GUI that can run on any python with no dependencies
(except python vm)
wxWidget, etc for more advanced GUI and if you allow dependencies
Thanks for the comments.

Aug 19 '08 #5

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