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using Lisp in astronomical data analysis
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- Subject: using Lisp in astronomical data analysis
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- Date: Fri, 09 Oct 92 05:36:15 +0100
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To those of you interested and/or engaged in Lisp for scientific
Here is a verbatim quotation that I just received from a key person in
the AIPS++ project of the National Radio Astronomical Observatory (NRAO).
AIPS is a major radio astronomical image processing system. AIPS++ is
its rewrite in a modern language.
"There were two serious candidates for aips++ and one "dark horse"
Fortran90, C++, and Eiffel. One goal of AIPS++ is to allow casual
astronomer/programmers to more easily try out new algorithms than in the
existing AIPS1 system. The decision to adopt a fairly conventional
language like C++ was controversial enough; a "weird" language like lisp
would have been impossible to sell to our conservative audience."
Garching b. Muenchen