Julia

This is a list of resources and articles about the Julia language.

News

20/8/2020 12:56 The JuliaMono Typeface: some glyphs Today I learned that Julia has its own typeface. It has huge Unicode coverage, with 10,028 glyphs.
3/8/2020 13:44 Julia 1.5 Highlights: The new release of the most advanced language for scientific computing features significant improvements in convenience and performance.
23/7/2020 1:08 The Top Programming Languages: Julia is #19, breaking into the top 20 for the first time.
11/7/2020 1:58 Programming languages: Julia touts its speed edge over Python and R | ZDNet: Benchmarks suggest programming language Julia may be the best choice for big-data analysis using CSV format files.
10/6/2020 11:01 JuliaCon 2020 Goes Online: Register now, free of charge, to reserve your spot.
27/5/2020 0:26 Oceananigans.jl: oceananigans “Fast and friendly fluid dynamics on CPUs and GPUs”
19/5/2020 21:49 OSCAR Computer Algebra System: A symbolic mathematics library for Julia, in an early stage of development.
10/5/2020 10:05 Turing.jl: “Bayesian inference with probabilistic programming”—a Julia package written in Julia.
5/5/2020 12:41 Coming in Julia 1.5: Time Traveling (Linux) Bug Reporting: “If you can reproduce it on a linux machine and get us a trace from the rr tool https://rr-project.org/, we can probably get it fixed for you very rapidly. For the uninitiated, rr is a Linux debugging tool originally developed at Mozilla by Robert O’Callahan and others. It is a tool known as a ‘time traveling debugger’ or ‘reverse execution engine’.”
10/4/2020 18:15 Announcing Gnuplot v1.1.0 - A Julia interface to gnuplot: “the first production ready version of Gnuplot.jl, a package to drive an external gnuplot 16 process from Julia.”
9/8/2018 12:46 Julia 1.0 is here: Back in 2014 I thought that Julia might become the preferred language for numerically intensive computing. It’s already made impressive inroads in this area, and the arrival of v.1.0, with its promise of a long future of non-breaking language development, can only accelerate its adoption.
1/6/2018 14:46 Julia Keeps Getting Better: As release 1.0 of the numerical/scientific language Julia was approaching, here was one man’s list of favorite new features.
11/11/2015 12:51 Great News for the Julia Language: A $600,000 grant to help get to the 1.0 release.
15/9/2014 22:40 Vectorization with Julia: Detailed article on SIMD vectorization in Julia 0.3.
21/8/2014 20:06 Julia 0.3 Released: The latest release contains numerous performance, library, and REPL enhancements.
11/7/2014 16:34 Web development in Julia: A progress report.: First steps [2014].
7/7/2014 14:07 GraphLayout.jl: “Graph layout algorithms in pure Julia. Currently only has the spring-based method of Fruchterman and Reingold (1991), but more can and will be added.”
1/7/2014 10:06 JuliaCon Presentation Slides: The Julia language’s first conference has recently wound up and the PDFs of the slide decks are available here. Just click on the topic you want to see and then on the filename to download (from 2014).

Documentation and tutorials

Six Months With Julia: Parse-time Transpilation in 80 Lines or Less: A case study in applying Julia’s string macros to allow it to read a different language.

Other

Julia for Beginners: A book in progress.
The Top Programming Languages: Julia is #19, breaking into the top 20 for the first time.
Julia 1.5 Highlights: The new release of the most advanced language for scientific computing features significant improvements in convenience and performance.
The 6th annual JuliaCon 2019 (Baltimore): A collection of videos from the conference.
The JuliaMono Typeface: some glyphs Today I learned that Julia has its own typeface. It has huge Unicode coverage, with 10,028 glyphs.
Multiple Dispatch In Perl: A valuable explanation of the enhanced software extendability that multiple dispatch provides, using Perl as an example.
How do Recipes actually work?: This is a great resource for quickly coming up to speed with plot recipes. It has useful examples and explains how things work under the hood.
Announcing Gnuplot v1.1.0 - A Julia interface to gnuplot: “the first production ready version of Gnuplot.jl, a package to drive an external gnuplot 16 process from Julia.”
Julia: dynamism and performance reconciled by design: “Julia is a programming language for the scientific community that combines features of productivity languages, such as Python or MATLAB, with characteristics of performance-oriented languages, such as C++ or Fortran. […] This paper details the design choices made by the creators of Julia and reflects on the implications of those choices for performance and usability.”
Unification in Julia: “Unification is a workhorse of symbolic computations.”
Forecasting the weather with neural ODEs: Using Julia to forecast the weather with machine learning techniques.
Programming languages: Julia touts its speed edge over Python and R | ZDNet: Benchmarks suggest programming language Julia may be the best choice for big-data analysis using CSV format files.
An introduction to the Julia language, part 2: The second and final part of my article on Julia appeared today in LWN. Please consider subscribing to this fine publication while you’re there.

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