What is Julia?
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 is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Julia is an open source tool with 36.7K GitHub stars and 4.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Julia's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Julia?
21 companies reportedly use Julia in their tech stacks, including N26, Flitto, and Amber by inFeedo.
333 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Julia.
Plotly.js, Octave, XGBoost, MXNet, and AnyChart are some of the popular tools that integrate with Julia. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with Julia.
Pros of Julia
Designed for parallelism and distributed computation
Fast Performance and Easy Experimentation
Free and Open Source
Calling C functions directly
Dynamic Type System
Powerful Shell-like Capabilities
Jupyter notebook integration
Emojis as variable names
Julia Alternatives & Comparisons
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