USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - Domain-Specific Languages 99
A Case for Source-Level Transformations in MATLAB
Vijay Menon and Keshav Pingali, Cornell University
In this paper, we discuss various performance overheads
in MATLAB codes and propose different program transformation strategies
to overcome them. In particular, we demonstrate that high-level source-to-source
transformations of MATLAB programs are effective in obtaining substantial
performance gains regardless of whether programs are interpreted or later
compiled into C or FORTRAN. We argue that automating such transformations
provides a promising area of future research.
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