Julia in the News
Julia is a popular language for machine learning thanks to simplicity. Developers can accomplish more in Julia with fewer lines of code, Bakshi said, and write an app entirely in that language -- no need to write components in C, for example.
30 MAR 2020 | David Carty | Tech Target
Caltechs’ Climate Modeling Alliance recently announced that Julia would be the language for the next round of its multimillion dollar climate model.
20 JAN 2020 | Michael Barnard | CleanTechnica
[One] of the distinct features of Julia is the parametric polymorphism, which is dynamic and can facilitate multiple dispatches. Hence, it is an AI programming language that collects garbage, evaluates, and dynamic libraries are included to float calculations, linear algebra, number generation, and express matching.
Applied mathematics Professor Alan Edelman has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award. Edelman was cited “for outstanding breakthroughs in high performance computing, linear algebra, and computational science and for contributions to the Julia programming language.”
Julia continues to bring novel technologies to computational scientists. One of its most exciting new capabilities is differentiable programming (∂P).
1 OCT 2019 | Jeff Bezanson, Alan Edelman, Stefan Karpinski, and Viral B. Shah | SIAM News
Pumas is a copyrighted, comprehensive platform based on the Julia programming language that contains multiple modules designed to meet the needs of analysts in the pharmaceutical industry, while also working to advance therapeutic innovation in the clinic setting.
[Julia] supports parallelism out of the box, offering three main levels of parallelism which are categorized as Julia coroutines (green threading), multi-threading (currently experimental), and multi-core or distributed processing.
Researchers often find themselves coding algorithms in one programming language, only to have to rewrite them in a faster one. An up-and-coming language could be the answer.
30 JULY 2019 | Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nature
[Julia] provides an early glimpse into what programming languages might look like in the not too distant future.
From guiding self-driving vehicles to analyzing images from deep space, US and Bengaluru-based Julia Computing has developed a unique programming language.
Data hackers get giddy when talking about [Julia’s] potential to oust R and Python from their thrones. Julia is a high-level, insanely fast and expressive language. It’s faster than R and potentially even more scaleable than Python, and fairly easy to learn.
14 MAY 2014 | Anna Nicolaou | FAST COMPANY
HPC is still committed to its lower level tools and that will remain the case with domain scientists dabbling in Python until it fails to scale. This seems to clear the way for either Julia or Chapel.
10 APR 2018 | Nicole Hemsoth | The Next Platform
Rajshekar Behar, marketing leader at Julia Computing– a rapidly rising startup specializing in AI solutions– says: I believe we keep mixing HPC with AI. AI is an application that needs high performance computing. When you start solving a problem, you reach a point where you want to delegate the decision making to a system, because you think it's going to take better decisions. And that's when you implement AI with HPC, he explains.
I do think that, at a business level, as well as at a national level, we have a lot of catching up to do... says Viral Shah, co-founder of Julia Computing. He adds that Indian firms today have a lot of data but the skill in asking questions on what can be done with data for effectively building AI models is missing.
11 APR 2018 | Vishal Krishna & Sampath Putrevu | YourStory
Apache Zeppelin joins a growing list of data science notebooks that include Databricks Cloiud, Jupyter (the successor to the iPython Notebook), R Markdown, Spark Notebook and others. Backends to multiple languages include Python, Julia, Scala, SQL and others.
Julia is poised to become one of the leading tools deployed by developers and programmers at banks, hedge funds, regulators and vendors.
Julia Computing was selected as one of five startups to present to Jeff Immelt, then CEO of GE. … Nandan helped us make it strategic – how can a company like GE benefit from open source technology and approach? That really resonated with them.
01 AUG 2017 | J Vignesh | Economic Times
Julia Computing, provider of open-source language for data science, machine learning and scientific computing.
20 JUN 2017 | Erin Griffith | Fortune
[Julia] reads like Python or Octave, but performs as well as C. It has built-in primitives for multi-threading and distributed computing, allowing applications to scale to millions of cores. In addition to HPC, Julia is also gaining traction in the data science community.
06 SEP 2017 | Daniel Gutierrez | Inside Big Data
The focus is to upskill the workforce in IoT with workshops on new technologies like LoRa and Julia scientific computing.
Julia has been used in such applications as image analysis and linear algebra research.
21 JUN 2017 | Richa Bhatia | Analytics India Mag
In addition to improving R and Python, the group hopes its work will also improve the user experience in other open-source programming languages like Java and Julia.
Julia is another great language with an open and active community. They are currently investing in machine learning techniques, and even have good interoperability with Python APIs. The Julia community shares many common values as with our project, which they published in a very like-minded blog post after our project was well underway. We are not experts in Julia, but since its compilation approach is based on type specialization, it may have enough of a representation and infrastructure to host the Graph Program Extraction techniques we rely on.
26 APR 2018 | Zach Gray | Dan Zheng | Chris Lattner | Brett Koonce | Github Blogpost
Julia Computing ... has developed a unique and high performing programming language with rich applications in AI and Machine Learning
Jupyter is the successor to the iPython notebook, and as such is closely aligned with Python, but it also supports R, Scala, and Julia.
12 FEB 2018 | Alex Woodie | Datanami
While Julia is not yet among the most in-demand programming languages on Wall Street, its growth rate is impressive and hedge funds are among the early-adopters
Intel India has established deep industry collaborations on the lines of existing partnerships with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Wipro, Julia Computing and Calligo Technologies, while also acquiring companies that can accelerate its AI solution development capabilities.
14 DEC 2017 | CXOtoday News Desk | CXOtoday
Until recently, it’s been difficult to take these theoretical ideas and bring them to the real world. But now, anybody can bring it to life. This is what we are doing with Julia.
Julia’s JIT compilation and type declarations mean it can routinely beat pure, unoptimized Python by orders of magnitude.
20 DEC 2017 | Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld
Julia is a JIT (just-in-time) compiled language, which lets it offer good performance. It also offers the simplicity, dynamic-typing and scripting capabilities of an interpreted language like Python. Julia was purpose-designed for numerical analysis. It is capable of general purpose programming as well. Many users of the language cite [readability] as a key advantage.
31 AUG 2017 | Peter Gleeson | FreeCodeCamp
Julia is a free, open-source computer programming language that is gradually becoming a popular alternative to more established languages such as MATLAB and Python. Envisioned as a way to avoid the difficulties of using slower, older languages for today’s more advanced analytical applications, without compromising on ease of use, Julia has found fans around the world, drawing a sizable community of users since its launch in 2012.
Julia Computing focuses on building products at the intersection of machine-learning and big data to solve problems in areas such as algorithmic trading, self-driving vehicles, astrophysics, drug discovery and augmented reality.
20 JAN 2017 | J Vignesh et al | Economic Times
Open-source libraries allow researchers to create free Plotly graphics from R, MATLAB, Python and Julia code.
Machine learning expert Alan Edelman expressed his keenness to train Bangladeshi young programmers in developing new technologies through Artificial Intelligence.
25 FEB 2018 | News Correspondent | Tech World BD 24
Julia will support the developers to implement their innovation in programming.
Julia Computing has been developing next-generation solutions to meet many of these requirements.
Julia is a fast-maturing programming language developed to be simple to learn, highly dynamic, operational at the speed of C, and ranging in use from general programming to highly quantitative uses such as scientific computing, machine learning, data mining, large-scale linear algebra, and distributed and parallel computing.
Viral Shah, CEO and co-founder of Julia Computing said, 'For industry the focus is on robustness whereas in academia it's all about experimentation'.
The performance of productivity languages such as Python, Julia, Java, R and more is increasing by leaps and bounds.
It’s a shame that R doesn’t have a shorter anonymous function syntax, given that it’s a functional programming language. I’d also love to have Julia’s triple quoted strings and non-standard string literals.
Disney, Uber, Apple and Amazon are all keenly interested in a relatively new startup company called Julia Computing . . . The young company is behind a programming language that’s catching on like wildfire.
He searched online for a way to turn numbers into sound and found a script using the programming language, Julia.
03 MAR 2017 | Travis Dorman | Knoxville News Sentinel
Julia Computing has been granted $910,000 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support open-source Julia development, including $160,000 to promote diversity in the Julia community.
One effective approach to addressing climate change is contributing to the development of Julia. Julia is a modern technical language, intended to replace Matlab, R, SciPy, and C++ on the scientific workbench … it has beautiful foundations, enthusiastic users, and a lot of potential. ...I’m also happy to endorse Julia because, well, it’s just about the only example of well-grounded academic research in technical computing.
NOV 2015 | Bret Victor | WorryDream.com - Bret Victor
If you use a programming language (R, Python, Julia, F#, etc) to script your analyses then the path taken should be clear - as long as you avoid any manual steps.
mxnet: a deep learning framework capable of distributed computing with a large selection of language bindings, including C++, R, Scala and Julia.
16 JUN 2017 | Eric Olsen | Electronics 360
Pitted against R for example, Julia is a lot faster and less quirky as a programming language.
10 JAN 2017 | Daniel Gutierrez | Inside Big Data
Julia (Top 25 Most Loved Programming Languages 2017).
Julia, a high-level dynamic language for technical programming, is gaining a foothold among developers. For the first time, the language has cracked the top 50 in this month's Tiobe Index of language popularity, rising to 47th place.
$160,000 will be used to create a new position—designated as full-time director of diversity initiatives.
28 JUN 2017 | Vijayakumar Pitchiah | VC Circle
The latest version of Julia has been released with what has been described as a sweeping overhaul of the type system and numerous improvements to syntax and to the standard library.
27 JUN 2017 | Kay Ewbank | I Programmer
Julia ist eine dynamisch typisierte, funktionale Programmiersprache, die vor allem auf technische Berechnungen und damit wissenschaftliche Projekte zielt, gleichzeitig aber auch als General Purpose Language zum Einsatz kommen soll.
20 JUN 2017 | Alexander Newmann | Heise Newsticker
Julia is an open-source language for high-performance technical computing and data science.
22 JUN 2017 | J Vignesh | Economic Times
Julia delivers dramatic improvements in simplicity, speed, capacity and productivity. Julia provides parallel computing capabilities out of the box and unlimited scalability with minimal effort.
Julia Computing provides a high performance open source computing language for data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
20 JUN 2017 | FinSMEs Staff | FinSMEs
‘Why we created Julia’ ... went viral on Reddit and Hacker News, getting more than 200,000 hits in a day. It was a big tipping point.
Julia now has 250,000 users around the world and is doubling every nine months.
30 APR 2017 | Akram Mohammed | New Indian Express
Julia Computing is working on an AI-powered software capable of diagnosing diabetic retinopathy, a degenerative condition that affects eyesight. The developers have trained a neural network using a huge dataset of images showing infected eyes and those free from the condition. In this way, the technology could theoretically be applied in a patient’s home, using a high quality smartphone camera. This way, the patient can self-diagnose for the condition before visiting a doctor, and even track the advancement of his condition.
Predictive analytics and machine learning are the future of tech, so I would focus on math, statistics, and behavioral psychology, says Jill Witty, VP of Talent at Entelo. Regarding programming languages and back-end tech I would emphasize R, Python, Java, JavaScript, Julia, Scala, and Hadoop, among others.
05 JUN 2017 | Paul Heltzel | CIO.com
The TIOBE Index expects that in 2017, the favored candidates for programming language of the year will include Apple's Swift, Julia, the Microsoft-created TypeScript, and the ever-popular C++.
10 JAN 2017 | Matt Weinberger | Business Insider
Will Julia turn into one of the popular languages for machine learning and data science? Time will tell.
13 FEB 2017 | Jean-Francois Puget | Silicon Republic
Julia has specific features built into the core language that make it particularly suitable for working with the real-time streams of Big Data industry wants to leverage these days, such as parallelization and in-database analytics. The fact that code written in Julia executes very quickly adds to its suitability here.
Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library. Julia’s Base library, largely written in Julia itself, also integrates mature, best-of-breed open source C and Fortran libraries for linear algebra, random number generation, signal processing, and string processing.
What I like about Julia is that it is very easy to use, and despite being as easy to use as Python, you still have a lot of low level control.
04 FEB 2016 | Werner Schuster | Info Q
The benefits of using Julia over other languages for scientific work include: its low barrier to entry for scientists and mathematicians, its flexibility and high performance (comparable to C), its graphics and visualization capabilities, and its ability to handle large computational problems efficiently.
A number of [corporations] across the world are now finding real-world use for Julia, which can be deployed in … areas such as data science and recommendation engines, especially in sectors such as ecommerce, finance and engineering.
Overall, Julia is a welcome addition [to the High Performance Computing (HPC)] community. …The future looks bright for Julia. New and existing HPC coders will appreciate a dirt-simple on-ramp to the HPC superhighway.
26 JAN 2016 | Douglas Eadline | THE NEXT PLATFORM
Delivering Hadoop style parallelism, ... [Julia] is destined to make a major impact.
01 JAN 2016 | Mark Trego | CODING DOJO
Julia should be on the radar of everyone from traders and operations executives to IT managers, developers and data scientists and really anyone who wants to expand their job options as electronic trading takes over and the industry as a while becomes more technology-centric.
Julia is a really well-thought-out language. …it has a rigorous but infinitely flexible type system …. When these features are combined with the built-in just-in-time (JIT) compiler, they let code … run as fast as C or Fortran. But the real killer is that you can do this with code as concise and expressive as Python. … So why not make your next language Julia? It might even be the last one you need to learn.
Programming language Julia made it to a list of the top 50 programming languages in the world last month.
I’d like to work with Julia. It is a high-performant, general-purpose programming language with a focus on numerical analysis. I’d like to see more support via library bindings to help drive adoption. This is because the language implements some cool concepts to achieve high performance in a very Python-esque writing style. There’s a demand to squeeze more performance out of software. So having a language that allows you to write in an intuitive and simple manner — while remaining performant — can open the doors to more efficient and increased throughput of data processing and analysis techniques.
Julia is making a run at the top and [Alan] Edelman won last year’s IEEE Sidney Fernbach Award presented at SC19 for, among other things, his work on Julia.
Julia ... has become the new de-facto for machine learning. Julia offers best-in-class support for modern ML-frameworks like TensorFlow and MXNet, making it easy to adapt to existing workflows.
13 NOV 2019 | Oleksii Kharkovyna | Towards Data Science
JuliaTeam is an enterprise solution from Julia Computing that makes it easy and safe for developers, data scientists and IT managers to install and manage public and private packages, adhere to enterprise governance policies, deploy and scale applications, manage licenses and set up continuous integration.
[Julia Computing CEO Viral] Shah says, "The open source community members help newcomers to the community, answer questions on Stack Overflow, organise meetups [and] mentor students. The key is to recognize that you have benefited greatly and it is important to give back."
24 AUG 2019 | Habeeba Salim & Shilpa Phadnis | Times of India
Julia is the programming language of choice for prominent researchers who work on projects at the cutting edge of machine learning as well as in differential equations research
[Julia] enables machine learning developers and data scientists to enjoy the speed of C with the dynamism of Ruby, usability of Python, statistical ability of R, and mathematical power of MATLAB.
Julia ... can be used by those who aren't programmers by training
Julia has been used by organizations large and small to calculate regulatory capital, value portfolios and design trading strategies. In this article, we will demonstrate one such example use case, calculating the arbitrage opportunities in FX cross rates. We will show how a complex optimization problem can be implemented in a few lines of Julia code.
22 AUG 2017 | Avik Sengupta | Automated Trader
Julia is fast, … can call C directly without a wrapper, integrates top tier open source C and Fortran code into its Base library, and can easily call Python as well. Julia is built for parallel and cloud computing, and has particular interest from the analytics and scientific computing communities. According to KDnuggets' most recent analytics software poll, Julia placed 8th on the list of most used programming languages.
AUG 2016 | Matthew Mayo | KDnuggets
The Jupyter notebook, as it’s called, is like a Mathematica notebook but for any programming language. You can have a Python notebook, or a C notebook, or an R notebook, or Ruby, or Javascript, or Julia.
05 APR 2018 | James Somers | The Atlantic
Also in this month’s index, Kotlin and Julia both entered the top 40... Julia, in 37th place ... is used in scientific computing and [the] burgeoning field of machine learning.
The RStudio community plans to provide support to other languages such as Julia and Haskell.
01 MAR 2018 | Abhishek Sharma | Analytics India Mag
Rajshekar Behar, marketing leader at Julia Computing, a rapidly rising startup specializing in AI solutions, believes that investing in learning holds the key to AI growth. The major barrier I see is that the gap between haves and have-nots keeps increasing. One way to tackle this problem is to invest in the infrastructure of learning. The skillset required for AI is not rocket science, so colleges need to include AI in their curriculum, he adds.
They wanted 'a Goldilocks programming language - one that was high level and low level at the same time, depending on how you used it' said [Julia co-creator Stefan] Karpinski. The Goldilocks ideal gave way to the Julia project: an open-source, dynamic programming language.
01 APR 2018 | Chris Stokel-Walker | Increment Programming Languages
Jupyter’s developers wanted to run other languages besides that of IPython, so they collaborated with developers to be able to run Julia.
The inspiration for Julia Computing is the demand for Julia, says Viral Shah.
22 MAR 2018 | Stephen Henderson | Inside Venture Capital
My science teachers were fantastic but you had to go to the all-boys school next door to take Advanced Placement Physics, says [Julia Computing Director of Diversity and Outreach Jane] Herriman, who completed her bachelors in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon and is now pursuing a PhD in [materials science] from Caltech.
FEB 2018 | Pankaj Mishra | FactorDaily
Also in this month’s index, Kotlin and Julia both entered the top 40.... [Julia] is used in scientific computing and the burgeoning field of machine learning.
9 MAR 2018 | Paul Krill | InfoWorld
JuMP [Julia por Optimización Matemática] permite a los usuarios expresar fácilmente complejos problemas de optimización matemática con una notación natural que imita lo que un usuario podría escribir en papel.
Bangladeshi youth are very talented. They will show excellence if they are given proper mentorship and training program. MIT and Julia Computing will support local organizations in this regard.
Julia has been used in such applications as image analysis and linear algebra research.
As a data scientist who has been using the language for 5 years now, Julia is by far the best programming language for analyzing and processing data, one said. Julia, probably not as well-known as R or Python, is described as a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for numerical computing.
Python, R, and Scala are the fastest-growing languages for data science, along with Julia, another upcoming language in the space
30 NOV 2017 | Seth Dobrin and Jean-François Puget | VENTURE BEAT
The Celeste team demonstrated that the Julia language can support both petascale compute and terascale big data analysis on a leadership HPC system plus scale to handle the seven petabytes of data expected to be produced by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) every year.
28 NOV 2017 | Rob Farber | THE NEXT PLATFORM
Intel India has established deep industry collaborations on the lines of existing partnerships with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Wipro, Julia Computing and Calligo Technologies, while also acquiring companies that can accelerate its AI solution development capabilities.
14 DEC 2017 | J Vignesh | ET Tech
Julia provides the productivity and performance equivalent to five major programming languages including R, Python, MATLAB, C, and FORTRAN. It further provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive library of fast mathematical functions.
Julia is a big deal. It’s a free alternative to proprietary tools for doing data science … and it’s more contemporary than open-source languages R and Python.
Julia, for example, recently delivered a peak performance of 1.54 petaflops using 1.3 million threads on 9,300 Intel Xeon Phi processor nodes of the Cori supercomputer at NERSC. The Celeste project utilized a code written entirely in Julia that processed approximately 178 terabytes of celestial image data and produced estimates for 188 million stars and galaxies in 14.6 minutes.
08 NOV 2017 | Rob Farber | insideHPC
Viral Shah, co-founder of Julia Computing and a co-creator of the Julia programming language, said companies need to decide the level of cyber risks assessing their threat landscapes. Shah said data protection is a three-step process that requires companies to safeguard their hardware with sufficient security protocols,monitor data access and make sure it's encrypted.
19 MAY 2017 | Anand J | Times of India
This research collaboration of astrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, MIT, Julia Computing and NERSC developed Celeste, a statistical analysis model designed to dramatically speed up one of modern astronomy’s most time-tested tools: sky surveys.
Julia Computing builds professional software tools to make it easier for organizations, especially in the finance world, to make use of the Julia language, which is particularly good for in-demand tasks like data analytics and machine learning. Asset manager BlackRock and large British insurer Aviva are both Julia Computing customers, for example.
Julia Computing has a chance to redefine the way mathematics and science are practiced. The way Red Hat makes Linux approachable to enterprises, Julia Computing does for the Julia programming language.
19 JUN 2017 | David Frankel | Hacker Noon
Programming is an important element of the master’s. The curriculum incorporates C++, as well as Python and R. In a couple of years’ time, the university may add a new programming language: Julia. “It’s more recent, it’s extremely fast and convenient to program with, and its use is expanding,” says Jacquier.
Julia Computing has revealed a seed funding of $4.6 million from investors General Catalyst and Founder Collective. The firm offers Julia, an open source computing language for data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).
23 JUN 2017 | Antony Peyton | Banking Technology
Julia provides the productivity and performance equivalent to five major programming languages including R, Python, Matlab, C, and Fortran. It further provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive library of fast mathematical functions.
Coming second is Julia Computing with $4.6 million raised.
02 AUG 2017 | Pranbihanga Borpuzari | Economic Times
Julia's advantages over other languages include speed improvements, unlimited scalability, and easy integration with existing code platforms.
Julia Computing seeks to commercialize open-source programming language Julia.
20 JUN 2017 | Dan Primack | Axios Pro Rata
Machine learning expert Alan Edelman will mentor Bangladeshi young programmers to develop new technologies through artificial intelligence (AI).
3 MAR 2018 | Staff | Asian Age
Machine learning expert Alan Stuart Edelman will mentor Bangladeshi young programmers to develop new technologies through Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Julia delivers dramatic improvements in simplicity, speed, capacity, and productivity to solve massive computational problems quickly and accurately. It is the preferred language for big data and analytics. It is an open source project with a diverse community of almost 500 contributors around the world.
20 JUN 2017 | News Center Staff | News Center
Intel India is collaborating with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Wipro, Julia Computing, and Calligo Technologies, by enabling them with AI solutions based Intel architecture.
Julia, an open source computing language, caters to data, analytics, algorithmic trading, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
22 JUN 2017 | Vijayakumar Pitchiah | VCCircle
Julia has built a strong following. It has a number of Hadoop style features, which makes it a very useful programming language for developers working on big data projects.
16 JUN 2017 | Annie Qureshi | Sustainable Business Forum
Julia parallel computing tools ... made these speedups possible.
13 MAY 2017 | Abhi Gupta, et al | Global Economic Intersect
Julia has joined the rarefied ranks of computing languages that have achieved peak performance exceeding one petaflop per second – the so-called Petaflop Club.
12 SEP 2017 | HPCWire Staff | HPCWire
All of this makes Julia a one-stop shop for the various stages of a complex machine-learning project.
The team behind the Julia programming language have now ported the language to the Raspberry Pi hardware and have added support for GPIO, the Sense HAT and Minecraft.
15 MAR 2017 | Julian Horsey | Geeky Gadgets
TIOBE expects next year's top candidates to be Apple's Swift language, Julia, and the Microsoft-maintained TypeScript.
Julia was added to the list of languages we track in 2015, and in the past year it's moved from rank 40 to 33 ... clearly possessing some momentum in its growth.
Julia Computing was created to commercialize and support the high-performance Julia programming language.
Get up close and personal with newer technologies (Google Go or the dynamic Julia programming language).
17 JAN 2017 | Danny Zepeda | TechnoBuffalo
Julia is designed to eliminate the need for researchers to use multiple programming languages to perform computational analyses and surrounding tasks.
19 NOV 2015 | Christina Cardoza | SD Times
GitHub data shows that developers are showing a healthy interest in the programming language that was designed to do everything.
The other language that's worth checking out is Julia... Julia's support for parallelism is intriguing.
09 JAN 2013 | Mark Gibbs | Network World
Check out Julia (www.julialang.org), [Assistant Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington Cole] Trapnell says, an emerging language that combines the syntax of Python, the graphing acumen of R, and the speed of C++. That means the code is easy to write, but super fast.
01 AUG 2015 | Jeffrey M. Perkel | The Scientist
Julia is described as a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing.
Julia is a high-performance language for processing and visualizing data in cloud environments, Julia is also open source. It was designed with parallelism in mind and includes key elements for distributed computation.
Julia Computing focuses on building products at the intersection of machine-learning and big data to solve problems in areas such as algorithmic trading, self-driving vehicles, astrophysics, drug discovery and augmented reality.
This programming language compiles straight to machine code as it runs, it seems to be a valid alternative to Hadoop and it might follow in the footsteps of C speed wise.
11 NOV 2016 | Gabriela Montroc | Jaxenter
This new language’s popularity is largely due to three things: support, community, and speed.
Julia is ... faster at its core than Python. It also features a growing list of packages, covering not just math and science applications, but also other functionalities associated with Python, like connectivity to data sources on cloud providers.
27 JUN 2016 | Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld
Julia boasts performance as fast as that of languages like C or Fortran, and is still simple to learn. … We tested our code and found that the model estimation is about ten times faster with Julia than before, a very large improvement.
[I]t’s notable that Julia, a high-level programming language built expressly for use in technical computing, has entered TIOBE’s list …. In industries that prize efficiency, such as finance, Julia has enjoyed rapid adoption by tech professionals and data scientists. In banking and trading, algorithmic traders and quants now rely on Julia because it allows them to push code as quickly as possible to market, without needing to rewrite.
[Julia has] generated an excited buzz in scientific computing circles. Julia may be the first language since Fortran created specifically with scientific number crunching in mind. Julia allows expressive programming using sophisticated abstractions while attaining C … speed in many benchmarks. …Julia has powerful concurrency and networked programming facilities; it can interface seamlessly with Fortran and C library routines … and it’s able to act as shell-like glue code. Julia can be as simple and direct to program in as Python while offering an order of magnitude increase in speed.
07 MAY 2014 | Lee Phillips | Ars Technica
Big-data languages, such as Julia, Python, R and Scala … are purpose-built for handling large amounts of numeric data, with stables of packages that can be tapped for quick big-data analytic prototyping.
03 JUN 2016 | Nicholas Diakopoulos | IEEE SPECTRUM
The new code in Julia is easier to read than the R code because Julia has fewer syntactic quirks than R. More importantly, the Julia code runs much faster than the R code without any real effort put into speed optimization. For the sample text I tried to decipher, the Julia code completes 50,000 iterations of the sampler in 51 seconds, while the R code completes the same 50,000 iterations in 67 minutes — making the R code more than 75 slower than the Julia code.
31 MAR 2012 | John Myles White | John Myles White
Julia has almost C-like performance for some of the micro benchmarks and is much faster than languages like R and Python.
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