it's quite a natural fit, since scientists aren't the best coders. So while rust has a steep learning curve, you can still get results with speeds of C/C++ comparably fast without living in fear of segfaults (that is if the right libraries are available).
@Halbeard and if not, you can always write them!
@musicmatze sure. probably not the average python-numpy-stack scientist that cant invest too much time in digging into the language. but with such a helpful and increasingly growing community around the language chances are high to find collaborators.
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