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Yorick

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.

WWW http//yorick.sourceforge.net/