Getting Started With Julia [Video]

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  • Introduce you to the language and the main concepts: control structures, data types and how to do input and output.
  • Explain how to adapt object oriented thinking to Julia and get you into a more functional way of thinking about programming challenges.
  • Cover many of the amazing ways Julia can increase both developer productivity through parametrized types, macros, code generation and utilizing existing libraries in other languages. Also learn how to write high performance Julia code.

Julia is a new programming language designed for the needs of data scientists, statisticians, scientific computing, and engineers. Usually these disciplines have had to use a variety of of tools and languages:

  • Matlab
  • Python with Numpy
  • R
  • C/C++ or Fortran for high performance

With Julia you can replace all these tools with one programming language, since it offers both flexibility and speed.

Julia is a young language with limited documentation and although rapidly growing, a small user community. Most developers today will know the object oriented paradigm used in mainstream languages such as Python, Java and C++. This presents a challenge switching to Julia which is more functionally oriented. This course will not only introduce the language, but also explain how to think differently about problems with the Julia approach.

Style and Approach

This course teaches the fundamentals of Julia to developers with basic knowledge of programming. It is taught in a hands on approach, with simple programming examples the student can try themselves. Building on that, it will invite the user to a tour of the ecosystem of Julia through practical code examples.

  • Get to know how to use Types, Modules, and Packages in Julia.
  • Learn to emulate and implement an object oriented approach in a functional setup.
  • Get efficient with debugging and testing, and learn to exploit metaprogramming in Julia.
  • Learn to work with input and output streams in Julia, and files of different formats.
Course Length 9 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781786462978
Date Of Publication 30 Mar 2017


Erik Engheim

Erik Engheim is a professional mobile developer with experience in many different programming languages, often in combination. Erik Engheim has worked with C/C#, Java, C++, Objective-C, and Swift before moving into Julia. His experience with Julia involves automation, and processing and generating source code in other programming languages.

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