Monday, June 3, 2019

JavaScript is Fast?

JavaScript is Fast?

OK, I admit it. I'm always looking for the one true programming language. Mostly I use programming languages for signal processing, data science, that kind of thing. So, for me I want a language to be good for prototyping, flexible, fast, have lots of math/statistics libraries. The first language I use for signal processing was C, not much to say about that. I then became a heavy MATLAB user, great for a lot of things. I used MathCad. It was great for making readable code! I even used Mathematica. I never got the hang of it's syntax, it always felt award. Lately, I've been doing most of my stuff in R.

So, I find myself at the Julia site, at the time is was the next new mathematical programming language. They have a benchmark page showing how fast it is and it is fast! On that page they show JavaScript as faster than a bunch of standard math mathematically oriented languages. I would not have guessed that. Maybe, JavaScript should be the shiny "new" programming language for math!

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