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4/25/2018: Julia Programming Language with Nick Eubank (Updated Video)

Posted by on Friday, May 4, 2018 in Pizza and Programming.

Update, May 4: A previous version of this page contained video of Nick’s talk where the presentation slides did not appear correctly on the screen. The video has been fixed.

Nick Eubank, a post doc from Political Science, presented a seminar on the Julia programming language on Wednesday, April 25 between 12:15 – 1:15PM in Featheringill Hall, Room 134.

Github link: Nick provided a guide to getting started with Julia on ACCRE, which is available here.

Trying out Julia on ACCRE: As Nick mentioned in the talk, Julia isn’t provided at this time as an ACCRE module (there is no module load command for Julia). You will need to download the precompiled binary for Julia instead. Directions for doing so are here.

Much has changed in the world since languages like R, Stata, Matlab, and Python first emerged (24 years ago, 33 years ago, 34 years ago, and 28 years ago respectively). And while these work-horses have done much for computational research, perhaps the time has come for a new language better suited to the modern age that’s built to handle big data, parallelism, and more!
Come join us for a talk on the Julia Programming Language, a brand new language that’s designed to be as easy to use as Python (and in many cases easier!) but as fast as language like C++ and Fortran.
In addition to providing an over view of the strengths and weaknesses of the new language, we’ll also be doing some hands-on tutorials so you can get a feel for the language yourselves.
Oh, and there’s free food. 🙂

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