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Beating C in Scientific Computing Applications On the Behavior and Performance of LISP, Part 1

@inproceedings{Verna2006BeatingCI,
  title={Beating C in Scientific Computing Applications On the Behavior and Performance of LISP, Part 1},
  author={Didier Verna},
  year={2006}
}
This paper presents an ongoing research on the behavior and performance of LISP with respect to C in the context of scientific numerical computing. Several simple image processing algorithms are used to evaluate the performance of pixel access and arithmetic operations in both languages. We demonstrate that the behavior of equivalent LISP and C code is similar with respect to the choice of data structures and types, and also to external parameters such as hardware optimization. We further… Expand
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