Using Julia from Mathematica

Written by on November 24, 2022 in Julia, Mathematica, Programming with 0 Comments
Using Julia from Mathematica

In an earlier article, I had shown how it is possible to interact with Mathematica from Julia. In today’s article, I will share the details of how to interact with Julia from within Mathematica. Why would somebody want to execute Julia code inside Mathematica? Although Mathematica is a great symbolic computing environment offering thousands of […]

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Why Learn C++

Written by on November 7, 2022 in C++, Programming with 0 Comments

This is the third and the last article in the series “Why Learn Language-XYZ?”. I talked about Prolog and Lisp earlier. The present article is on C++. Once you have gained reasonable proficiency with Prolog and Lisp, you are ready to learn C++! In my view, C++ is a complex language and requires sufficient maturity […]

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Why Learn Lisp?

Written by on October 20, 2022 in LISP, Programming with 0 Comments

In the last article, I had shared my views on why programmers should learn Prolog, preferably as the first language. What language should one learn next? I strongly pitch for Lisp, to be precise, “Common Lisp”. Lisp happens to be the second oldest (1958) programming language, only after Fortran (1957)! Initially there were several dialects […]

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Why Learn Prolog?

Written by on October 6, 2022 in Programming, Prolog with 1 Comment

There are several programming languages in use today and a simple google search will throw up interesting recommendations of a subset of these languages to learn, usually based on popularity ranking. As is expected, the popularity of a programming language varies over time and hence a language that was in demand a few years ago […]

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Book Review: Embracing Modern C++ Safely

Written by on September 18, 2022 in Book Review, C++ with 0 Comments
Book Review: Embracing Modern C++ Safely

Title: Embracing Modern C++ Safely Authors: John Laos, Vittorio Romeo, Rostislav Khlebnikov, and Alisdair Meredith Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc. Year: 2022 C++ is a complex language. Fortunately, we have several good books (and other online material) for programmers at various levels. A few weeks ago, I had reviewed and recommended “Beautiful C++”, book suitable for […]

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Book Review: Art of Repertorisation

Written by on August 27, 2022 in Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Book Review: Art of Repertorisation

Title: Art of Repertorisation: Rediscovering Old & Forgotten Repertories Author: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad Publisher: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad Year: 2021 This is Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad’s latest book, published last year. As the title suggests, this is about the “Art” of repertorisation. Although there are several books on repertories and repertorisation, the author’s unique contribution lies in discussing multiple repertories, […]

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Book Review: Decoding Mental Rubrics

Written by on August 20, 2022 in Book Review, Homeopathy with 0 Comments
Book Review: Decoding Mental Rubrics

Title: Decoding Mental Rubrics Authors: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad and Dr. Rameez Chougle Publisher: Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad Year: 2019 (Latest reprint: 2022) Dr.Gaurang Gaikwad is a popular homeopath from Mumbai with a busy practice. This book, co-authored with his Late brother Dr.Rameez Chougle, is a compilation of many important mental rubrics that appear in different repertories and reference books, […]

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std::array vs. std::vector

Written by on August 9, 2022 in C++, Programming with 0 Comments
std::array vs. std::vector

One of the common questions when starting to study the container abstractions in C++20 is “Should I use std::array or std::vector?”. The correct answer is “use what is best suited for the current situation”. That is not good enough, obviously. In this short article, I will try to answer this question based on the intrinsic nature […]

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Understanding std::span

Written by on July 27, 2022 in C++, Programming with 0 Comments
Understanding std::span

Introduced in C++20, std::span is a light-weight abstraction that provides a convenient view into a collection of contiguous elements. Note that it is not enough for the elements to be logically contiguous, but they must be contiguous in memory too. Thus, span will work with C-style arrays, C++ vectors and arrays. It will obviously not work with […]

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Book Review – Beautiful C++: 30 Core Guidelines for Writing Clean, Safe, and Fast Code

Written by on July 11, 2022 in Book Review, C++ with 0 Comments
Book Review –  Beautiful C++: 30 Core Guidelines for Writing Clean, Safe, and Fast Code

Title: Beautiful C++: 30 Core Guidelines for Writing Clean, Safe, and Fast Code Authors: J.Guy Davidson, Kate Gregory Publisher:  Pearson Education Year: 2022 My earliest introduction to C++ guidelines was through Scott Meyers’ excellent book Effective C++ that first appeared in 1992. After programming in C++ for around 3 years at that point, the book […]

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