[Haskell-beginners] Re: Is Haskell for me?

Felipe Lessa felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 16:58:30 EST 2009

On 11/6/09, Gaius Hammond <gaius at gaius.org.uk> wrote:
> To be fair, Python offloads its heavy lifting to C libraries - NumPy
> and SciPy run at very close to full C speed on large datasets. This is
> also how Matlab works. Unladen Swallow is an upcoming JIT compiler for
> Python.
> Where Haskell shines for computation is when you can leverage lazy
> evaluation.

*If* you can offload most of your work to SciPy. Depending on what you
do this is at least difficult. I don't know how much of a neural
network can be represented as big fat matrix :).


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