Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Fri Sep 27 14:31:14 UTC 2019

On Friday, 27 September 2019 at 14:01:34 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
> On Friday, 27 September 2019 at 13:04:37 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
>> If any language is going to overtake Python or R among 
>> scientific users, I am betting Julia will be that language.
> *If* that is going to happen, I think you're right. Many 
> economists have been moving from Matlab to Julia. For instance, 
> the New York Fed has ported their forecasting model (a fairly 
> large codebase) from Matlab to Julia. Matlab is not the best 
> language, but a bigger factor is that it's really expensive - 
> wealthy institutions complain about Matlab licensing costs. I 
> don't see it making much progress in replacing Python or R yet. 
> Maybe that's just my small view of the world.

Octave is a  free implementation of Matlab that is quite capable, 
but it does not provide all the specialized matlab functions 
needed to achieve 100% compatibility.  So if that is an obstacle 
for Octave, then it probably is an obstacle for Julia as well.

Anyway, as long as Python is taking over in higher education then 
Python will remain the language of choice...  Since Julia is not 
suitable for CS students then Python most likely will keep that 

Btw, I think most people need a very compelling reason to switch 
to a new language.

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