[erlang-questions] Article on Erlang in ACM Queue
Tue Oct 14 13:31:05 CEST 2008
Thanks for the code. Any chance that you have a quadratic
optimization method defined in Erlang code? I'd be very curious to
see how that problem is tackled in Erlang.
On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:46 AM, Bill McKeeman
> I think it depends on how much you can do in parallel and how much is really floating point as contrasted to function calls and the like. I wrote a numerical integration routine with a parameter N for the number of cores I expected to use. Even with N = 2 it was better than some competing sequential versions. I'll attach the code.
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> 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?
> Any feedback is appreciated.
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:18 AM, Romain Lenglet
> <> wrote:
>> Jim Larson has written an article entitled "Erlang for Concurrent
>> Programming", published in the latest ACM Queue:
>> This article is a very good, practical introduction to Erlang and OTP.
>> Romain Lenglet
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