[Purdue-pm] Raku (Perl 6) study group

Mark Daniel Ward mdw at purdue.edu
Sun Aug 2 09:44:27 PDT 2020

Dear Mark,

Mathematica and MATLAB are apples and oranges.

Mathematica and Maple are much better for symbolic computing than 
MATLAB, but I think MATLAB is much, much better suited than either of 
these for numerical computation, i.e., for numerical work with pde's, 
computing on a mesh, etc.  These are totally different types of tools.  
As different as a saw versus a hammer.

It seems like Raku and Perl 5 are shaping up to be pretty different 
tools too, right?  Perhaps much more similar to each other than 
Mathematica and MATLAB.


On 8/2/20 12:07 PM, Mark Senn wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 9:55 AM Joseph Brenner <doomvox at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As usual, on Sunday afternoon at 2pm Pacific Standard Time, we're
>> going to be doing our usual Raku study group... since we're zooming
>> 'em these days there's no reason not to publicize them wider:
>> https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Perl/events/272258217/
>> These tend to be intermediate level discussions playing with whatever
>> someone brings up... the questions we come up with often find their
>> way here, so if any of you experts felt like dropping by for twenty
>> minutes you might clear them up faster.
> In my opinion Raku is a much better tool than Perl 5.
> Just like Mathematica is a much better tool than MATLAB.
> -mark
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