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Re: [Gcl-devel] gcl vs sbcl vs ccl

From: Raymond Toy
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] gcl vs sbcl vs ccl
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:17:00 -0700
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>>>>> "Andrey" == Andrey G Grozin <address@hidden> writes:

    Andrey> On Sat, 10 Oct 2015, Raymond Toy wrote:
    >> What is the advantage of a 64-bit lisp for maxima?  It's not like
    >> being able to manipulate expressions taking GBs of memory are really
    >> useful.
    Andrey> It is useful. Theoretical physicists use Form
    Andrey> (http://www.nikhef.nl/~form/). Its unique feature is the ability to
    Andrey> manipulate (relatively) efficiently expressions whose size is, say,
    Andrey> 100 times larger than the available RAM (disk sorting algorithms are
    Andrey> used to collect similar terms). Many important calculations in
    Andrey> theoretical high energy physics could never have been done without
    Andrey> Form.

Neat!  Learn something new everyday.  16GB of RAM is pretty common, so
they're manipulating 1.6 TB of expressions?


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