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Paper: Computational Astrophysics with Go
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 171
Authors: Gupta, P.
Abstract: Go is a relatively new open-source language from Google. It is a compiled language and so it is quite fast compared to interpreted languages. Moreover, it is based on a design principle of simplicity. In this paper, I discuss the suitability of Go for Computational Astrophysics based on using Go for Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer. I find that even though the language was not designed for scientific computing, its speed and simplicity make Go an excellent language for Computational Astrophysics.
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