The Yorick Programming Language

Yorick is an interpreted language for numerical analysis used by scientists on machines from Linux laptops to Cray supercomputers.
Closing Remarks

Yorick is an exceptionally rich environment for numerical analysis. Many of its capabilities such as file I/O, debugging, animation and distributed operation using MPY have not been explored in this article. Please take the time to read through the documentation and the example programs. You will not be disappointed.


This article was first published in Issue 26 of, an on-line e-zine formerly published by Linux Journal.

Cary O'Brien ( lives in Washington DC, and refers to himself, when pressed, as a “systems engineer”. He is currently Vice President of Optim Systems, Inc., which provides products and services to the telecommunications industry. He has been messing with computer hardware and software since high school. He is married with two children, 4 and 7, who are starting with computers even earlier.