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Pros of Julia
Pros of Numba
  • 18
    Designed for parallelism and distributed computation
  • 17
    Fast Performance and Easy Experimentation
  • 14
    Free and Open Source
  • 13
    Multiple Dispatch
  • 12
    Calling C functions directly
  • 12
    Lisp-like Macros
  • 11
    Dynamic Type System
  • 8
    Powerful Shell-like Capabilities
  • 4
  • 4
    Jupyter notebook integration
  • 2
    String handling
  • 2
    Emojis as variable names
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    Cons of Julia
    Cons of Numba
    • 5
      Immature library management system
    • 3
      Slow program start
    • 3
      Poor backwards compatibility
    • 2
      JIT compiler is very slow
    • 2
      Bad tooling
    • 2
      No static compilation
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      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.

      What is Numba?

      It translates Python functions to optimized machine code at runtime using the industry-standard LLVM compiler library. It offers a range of options for parallelising Python code for CPUs and GPUs, often with only minor code changes.

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      What are some alternatives to Julia and Numba?
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