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digitalmars.D.announce - Obama endorses D

reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
Obama: "You want to go forward, what do you do? You put it in D.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/08/obamas-latest-joke-republicans.html
Sep 04 2010
next sibling parent Jordi Sayol <g.sayol yahoo.es> writes:
Al 04/09/10 21:16, En/na Walter Bright ha escrit:
 Obama: "You want to go forward, what do you do? You put it in D.

 http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/08/obamas-latest-joke-republicans.html

:-) -- Jordi Sayol
Sep 04 2010
prev sibling parent reply dsimcha <dsimcha yahoo.com> writes:
== Quote from Walter Bright (newshound2 digitalmars.com)'s article
 Obama: "You want to go forward, what do you do? You put it in D.
 http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/08/obamas-latest-joke-republicans.html

This one makes me laugh especially because there's actually an R programming language that I occasionally have to use, and I generally hate it. It's basically a domain specific language for statistics and not well-known outside the statistics community. The biggest problem with it is poor documentation of basic things like builtin data structures. D's documentation looks great in comparison. The other one is that it's too high-level, domain specific and slow (even compared to other interpreted languages) to be easy to think of as a "real" programming language. At the same time it's too low-level and lacking in simple (i.e. GUI or single command) ways to do simple things to be easy to think of as a plain old application. Basically, you have to program to use it, but when you try, if you're used to "real" languages you feel like you're programming with 8 of your fingers crushed.
Sep 04 2010
next sibling parent some lurker <nomail nomail.com> writes:
dsimcha Wrote:

 == Quote from Walter Bright (newshound2 digitalmars.com)'s article
 Obama: "You want to go forward, what do you do? You put it in D.
 http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/08/obamas-latest-joke-republicans.html

This one makes me laugh especially because there's actually an R programming language that I occasionally have to use, and I generally hate it. It's basically a domain specific language for statistics and not well-known outside the statistics community. The biggest problem with it is poor documentation of basic things like builtin data structures. D's documentation looks great in comparison. The other one is that it's too high-level, domain specific and slow (even compared to other interpreted languages) to be easy to think of as a "real" programming language. At the same time it's too low-level and lacking in simple (i.e. GUI or single command) ways to do simple things to be easy to think of as a plain old application. Basically, you have to program to use it, but when you try, if you're used to "real" languages you feel like you're programming with 8 of your fingers crushed.

Sounds a lot like matlab.
Sep 04 2010
prev sibling parent JMRyan <nospam nospam.com> writes:
dsimcha <dsimcha yahoo.com> wrote in news:i5ue7v$1sp0$1 digitalmars.com:

 The biggest problem with it is poor documentation of basic things like
 builtin data structures.

R and S are approximately the same thing. So checking the documentation for S may help. Maybe you already knew that. S-Plus may be faster and easier to deal with than R. It's probably expensive. If you are associated with a university, you can probably get a site license for under $200. I've never dealt with either language, so I probably know less about all of this than you do. But if you didn't, you may very well want to check into S-Plus. Just be glad you don't have to deal with SAS.
Sep 04 2010