[erlang-questions] Article on Erlang in ACM Queue

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) <>
Fri Oct 10 16:03:18 CEST 2008

Whit Armstrong skrev:
> I'm new to Erlang. I've been considering it for a few simulation
> projects in finance.  However, I was discouraged because the ACM
> article suggests that Erlang has poor floating point performance.
> Are any list members using Erlang for numerical simulations?  If so,
> do you have any advice on how to how to improve efficiency?  What
> about using binaries to store vectors of doubles?  Are there any
> extensions of Erlang that allow one to do that?

Perhaps this might at least give you some initial intuition:

High-performance Technical Computing with Erlang
Alceste Scalas Giovanni Casu Piero Pili
Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia
ACM ICFP 2008 / Erlang Workshop
September 27th, 2008
Victoria, BC, Canada


Ulf W

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