The Julia Programming Language – a teaser

Speaker: 

Gary Froyland and Bill McLean

Affiliation: 

UNSW Sydney

Date: 

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 2:00pm

Venue: 

Online - Zoom link below

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About the seminar

Julia is a general-purpose, open-source programming language built with mathematics, scientific computing, and data science in mind. Julia is fast, and its syntax is math-like, freeing the user to think more like a mathematician and less like a coder, and leading to more natural and readable code. In this talk, we will take you through some of the basics to give you a small taste of Julia: functions, Greek letters, latex symbols, logic, plots, multiple dispatch, broadcasting, and comprehensions.

Additional packages for specific tasks are easily added via an integrated package manager; some of the more prominent packages will be briefly described. A variety of user interfaces will be demonstrated. The discussion will be interactive and pitched broadly across applied, pure, and statistics. More than 50% of the presentation will be understandable without any coding experience.

 

 

 

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