May 26, 2018
Interpreted language for scientific simulations
Yorick is an interpreted programming language for
- Scientific simulations or calculations
- Postprocessing or steering large simulation codes
- Interactive scientific graphics
- Reading, writing, and translating large files of numbers
The language features a compact syntax for many common array operations, so it processes large arrays of numbers very quickly and efficiently.
Superficially, yorick code resembles C code, but yorick variables are never explicitly declared and have a dynamic scoping similar to many Lisp dialects. The yorick language is designed to be typed interactively at a keyboard, as well as stored in files for later use.
This package includes an emacs-based development environment, which one can launch by typing M-x yorick in emacs, if installed `yorick.el’ have been loaded into one’s ~/.emacs file.