Franz Hartmann a ˝─rit :
> Hello all,
> 
> just call me Franz. I study physic in Berlin, but i am from bavaria 
> (that is in the south of germany). sorry for my bad english but foreign 
> languages are not my strong point. i like more mathematic.
> 
> I want to do a physical model calculation about the dynamics of 
> incompressibel liquids. I am not sure which is the best programming 
> language for this. I think about visual basic, java and ruby. I know 
> java quite good and vb and ruby a bit. actually i wanted to do it in vb 
> but its to powerful for me. so i am looking for something easier.
> 
> can you tell me the essential differences between java and ruby? what 
> can you do in ruby that you cannot do in java? and what about jruby? can 
> i combine java and ruby?
> 
> Franz
> 
> ps. does ruby run on macintosh tiger?
> 
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I can answer to the PS: yes, the version 1.8.2 of ruby is a standard 
part Tiger.
For the other points, may I suggest you to be specific about what you 
are looking for in VB or in Java (GUI, ready to use libs etc) that you
did not find. It will help further answers.
J-P