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Gives Perl scientific computing ability

The PerlDL project aims to turn Perl into an efficient numerical language for scientific computing. The PDL module gives standard Perl the ability to compactly store and speedily manipulate the large N-dimensional data sets which are basic to scientific computing. e.g. $a=$b+$c can add two 2048x2048 images in only a fraction of a second. The aim is to provide tons of useful functionality for scientific and numeric analysis.


User manpage available in HTML format from http://pdl.sourceforge.net/PDLdocs/; User FAQ available in HTML format from http://pdl.sourceforge.net/FAQ/; User manpage for the perlDL shell available in HTML format from http://pdl.sourceforge.net/PDLdocs/perldl.html


Download version 2.4.2 (stable)
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PerlJanet Casey24 October 2002

Leaders and contributors

Karl Glazebrook Maintainer

Resources and communication

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DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=612
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=612&atid=100612

Software prerequisites

Required to usePerl 5.005 or later
Required to useFile_Spec 0.6 or later
Weak prerequisiteSee the DEPENDENCIES file int he distribution for a complete list

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 March 2017.


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