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PDL (or PerlDL)

PDL (perl Data Language) gives standard perl the ability to COMPACTLY store and SPEEDILY manipulate the large N-dimensional data arrays which are the bread and butter of scientific computing. The idea is to turn perl into a free, array-oriented, numerical language in the same sense as commerical packages like IDL and MATLAB. One can write simple perl expressions to manipulate entire numerical arrays all at once.

Current Version:   2.1.1

License Type:   artistic license, GPL

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Windows, POSIX

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Perl5 and ANSI C compiler

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  • Compatibility with linux is very much assured as the two primary developers both use Linux.

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