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Julia 1.0 Programming - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Set up your Julia environment to achieve high productivity
  • Create your own types to extend the built-in type system
  • Visualize your data in Julia with plotting packages
  • Explore the use of built-in macros for testing and debugging, among other uses
  • Apply Julia to tackle problems concurrently
  • Integrate Julia with other languages such as C, Python, and MATLAB
About

The release of Julia 1.0 is now ready to change the technical world by combining the high productivity and ease of use of Python and R with the lightning-fast speed of C++. Julia 1.0 programming gives you a head start in tackling your numerical and data problems. You will begin by learning how to set up a running Julia platform, before exploring its various built-in types. With the help of practical examples, this book walks you through two important collection types: arrays and matrices. In addition to this, you will be taken through how type conversions and promotions work.

In the course of the book, you will be introduced to the homo-iconicity and metaprogramming concepts in Julia. You will understand how Julia provides different ways to interact with an operating system, as well as other languages, and then you'll discover what macros are. Once you have grasped the basics, you’ll study what makes Julia suitable for numerical and scientific computing, and learn about the features provided by Julia. By the end of this book, you will also have learned how to run external programs.

This book covers all you need to know about Julia in order to leverage its high speed and efficiency for your applications.

Features
  • Leverage Julia's high speed and efficiency for your applications
  • Work with Julia in a multi-core, distributed, and networked environment
  • Apply Julia to tackle problems concurrently and in a distributed environment
Page Count 196
Course Length 5 hours 52 minutes
ISBN 9781788999090
Date Of Publication 23 Sep 2018
Matrices
Tuples
Dictionaries
Sets
An example project – word frequency
Summary

Authors

Ivo Balbaert

Ivo Balbaert has been a lecturer in web programming and databases at CVO Antwerpen, a community college in Belgium. He received a Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of Antwerp in 1986. He worked for 20 years in the software industry as a developer and consultant in several companies, and for 10 years as project manager at the University Hospital of Antwerp. From 2000 onwards, he switched to partly teaching and partly developing software (at KHM Mechelen, CVO Antwerpen). He also wrote an introductory book in Dutch about developing in Ruby and Rails, Programmeren met Ruby en Rails, by Van Duuren Media. In 2012, he authored a book on the Go programming language, The Way To Go, by IUniverse. He wrote a number of introductory books for new programming languages, notably Dart, Julia, Rust, and Red, all published by Packt.