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posted by n1 on Tuesday May 13 2014, @01:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the it's-dark-in-here dept.

We all know that python is slower than compiled languages like C. But what can you do about it? Jake VanderPlas, director of research in the physical sciences for the university of Washington's eScience institute, digs into python's internals to explain how it works and what program design choices you can make to use python efficiently.

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  • (Score: 1) by Wootery on Tuesday May 13 2014, @11:16AM

    by Wootery (2341) on Tuesday May 13 2014, @11:16AM (#42640)

    I have Pythonista friends who tell me that Python is a transformable dialect of LISP.

    I've never heard this claim (but I don't know many proper Python fans).

    There's a lot of good stuff in Python, but transformability? No. LISP-dialect? No, of course not.

    Next time they try it, point them at the failed Unladen Swallow project.