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Scientific Computing

This page summarises some issues revelant to writing computing-intensive programs


Not all of a program is going to be number-crunching - you need to get the data in, call other programs, and display the results. The computing service suggest python as the 'glue' language. At CUED we also have matlab, which although not free has good graphics capabilities and thousands of functions. Both matlab and python may be fast enough to do all but the most intensive parts of your work. Fortran, C and C++ are often used for number crunching

How Computers Work

It helps to know the basics of how computers work


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Last updated: June 2008