Saturday, April 1, 2017

jGrasp and Python

In the course of working on our new Python class we discovered you can run Python as well as Java from jGrasp. While I am not recommending this one way or another it did have a nice side effect. You can develop and test Java programs in parallel with their Python versions right in the same session. By the time we are done developing our new Python training material we should have a lot of side-by-side comparisons of the code for the same tasks. So far it has been running about 1/2 the code in Python vs. Java. While that is a substantial reduction it is not as dramatic as I thought it would be. I may do another parallel stream in pseudocode, mostly for use in college classes.

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