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How much faster is Python than Mathematica?

  1. May 30, 2015 #1
    I've been running some of my own simulations of a variation on a standard map using Verlet integration on Mathematica, and I would like to start generating maps of phase space using ~25,000 initial points. I'm currently at 1000 points using Mathematica, and each simulation takes about 15 minutes using CompiledFunctions. Would Python be significantly faster? Also, is there anything else I can do to optimize computation?
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  3. May 30, 2015 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Here's some comparative stats:


    Personally I think Julia has the edge over many of these languages and it has a syntax similar to MATLAB which is the primary engineering numerical analysis language today taught at many universities and carried over to industry.
  4. May 30, 2015 #3
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