Hello Julia: New Data Science Programming Language Shows Promise Despite Flaws

Written by David Telford Published: 18 June 2016 JW_DISQUS_VIEW_COMMENTS Page 1 of 2 There are still a few bugs in the system. But the new programming language Julia, primarily used for data science applications, holds great promise. If you’re a programmer, then you may have run into a problem much like Stefan Karpinski did. I’ll tell you the story, and you can see if it sounds familiar. Stefan was an experienced grad student working on a software tool that could emulate wireless networks, and he was getting frustrated. He was using Matlab to code the linear algebra functionality, but Matlab isn’t very good for statistics and visualization. For those parts, he was using R. Neither language is very fast, so to speed things up he was using C for looping…


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