Craig Weber

Benchmarking Go and Python

Sometimes I’m curious about the performance of different languages. At work, I usually write Python, but I often find tasks that are inherently parallelizable and could thus benefit from parallel execution. Unfortunately, Python is notoriously difficult to parallelizea. In one case, we needed to validate that a table of values of a particular type could be convertible into a values of a different type based on some known set of conversion rules. Since Go is a great language for writing concurrent programs (and executing them in parallel), I decided to compare a sequential Python implementation to sequential and parallel Go implementations.

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