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Old   August 26, 2009, 15:16
Default Why we need to learn Python for CFD?
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I first learned of this name a few years ago when I was looking for CFD jobs. Later I got a chance listening to a Python introduction lecture. It's praised for its versatility, but it's also said that it's much (up to 300 times) slower than Fortran and C/C++, in terms of scientific computation.

Just could not understand why CFD people need to learn this computationally inefficient language?
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Old   August 26, 2009, 17:02
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It's probably because python is a good "glue" language, and useful for post processing and quick prototyping.

I doubt anyone would expect you to do actual computational work in python.
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