Java as an Environment for Scientific Computing

  • John K. Arthur
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 10)


Java is an object-oriented programming language that has attracted some interest in the software community due, in part, to its syntactic simplicity, robustness, platform independence and relative ease of programming. A key question with respect to the suitability of Java in scientific computing is its performance in numerically intensive tasks, especially when compared to other languages such as C++. Also of interest is the potential of Java as a replacement environment for scripting languages such as Perl and Tcl. Java’s potential in these areas is explored through feature comparisons and a case study in the use of Java for geometric modelling.


Virtual Machine Script Language Java Code Bezier Curve Native Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John K. Arthur
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  1. 1.Telenor Research and Development Applied Media TechnologyKjellerNorway

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