Pythran: Crossing the Python Frontier
By Lori Cameron

Use of the Python language in scientific computing has always been characterized by the coexistence of interpreted Python code and compiled native code, written in languages like C or Fortran.

The authors of “Pythran: Crossing the Python Frontier,” (login may be required for full text) which appears in the March/April 2018 issue of Computing in Science & Engineering, take a fresh look at the problem and introduce Pythran, a new optimization tool designed to efficiently handle unmodified Python code.

 


About Lori Cameron

Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Computing Now and Magazine Roundup websites. Contact her at l.cameron@computer.org. Follow her on LinkedIn.