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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Numerical Programming

This kind of work involves scientific, highly technical tasks making heavy use of mathematics. This is a very specialized area that requires writing applications specifically targeted at particular numerical problems. The programs are often aimed at supercomputers, the fastest type of computers, capable of massive number-crunching operations. Although we're living in times when the fastest computer changes from year to year, these are very expensive platforms, employed for specialized applications that require immense mathematical calculations.

Weather forecasting, for example, requires a supercomputer (or perhaps a gift of prophesy!). We also see supercomputers used for animated graphics, fluid dynamic calculations, and other ...

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