[nSLUG] Re: C++ beginner references

Jamie Fifield jamie at fifield.ca
Sun Oct 19 17:21:19 ADT 2003

If I was going to write something to be cross platform capable, I
would use the wxPython libraries myself.  Windows, MacOSX, Unix all
with the same code and free compilers.

Python can be OOP, and it's an excellent language, and it's got a lot
of momentum behind it right now.


On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 03:01:13AM -0300, Vikram wrote:
> Thanks Mike, Steven and Rick for sharing your opinions.  I thought I should
> perhaps say a bit more about what kind of stuff I want to be able to do with
> programming.  I am currently doing some research in Plant Genetics.  A lot
> of times I cannot find programs that can best apply a particular statistical
> algorithm or method to analyze my research data and I want to be able to
> write my own scripts / programs to deal with this problem.  These programs
> will implement statistical tools and also have a GUI, not just commandline.
> Also, I want these programs to be OS flexible.
> So, what do you guys think?  Who wins; C or C++ in this particular case?
> Also, would Python be useful for this kind of programming?
> Thanks again.
> Vikram

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