Re: Mathematica and F#

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91614] Re: Mathematica and F#*From*: Salvatore Mangano <smangano at into-technology.com>*Date*: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 04:11:18 -0400 (EDT)

When most of the work is in the functions (Tan, Sqrt, etc.) then the majority of the time you are executed pure machine code in Mathematica, .NET, Java, etc. The point of Compile is to short circuit all the layers on top of this machine code that have to account for the fact that Mathematica will glady give you the Tan of almost anything but the kitchen sink -- but I should probably try that before posting! :-)

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: Mathematica and F#***From:*Daniel Lichtblau <danl@wolfram.com>