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Programming languages in economics: a comparison among Fortran77, C++, and Java

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  • Vieira, Wilson da Cruz
  • Lelis, Levi H. Santana de
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    The main objective of this paper was to compare the computer programming languages Fortran77, C++, and Java under four aspects: runtime efficiency, readability, ease of learning, and reliability. For this comparison, we revised the specialized literature on programming languages and used pieces of codes of these three programming languages. The purpose of this comparison was to provide some objective information for economists interested in learning one or more of these languages.

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    Article provided by Federal University of Vicosa, Department of Agricultural Economics in its journal Revista de Economia e Agronegocio / Brazilian Review of Economics and Agribusiness.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:rdeeag:56733

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    Keywords: Programming language; Runtime efficiency; Readability; Reliability; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession;

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    1. Belsley, David A, 1999. "Mathematica as an Environment for Doing Economics and Econometrics," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 14(1-2), pages 69-87, October.
    2. Hans M. Amman & David A. Kendrick, 1995. "Programming Languages in Economics," CARE Working Papers 9504, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Applied Research in Economics.
    3. Rust, John, 1993. "GAUSS and MATLAB: A Comparison," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(3), pages 307-24, July-Sept.
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