2 Getting started with Julia

This chapter covers

  • Understanding values and variables
  • Defining loops, conditional expressions, and functions
  • Variable scoping rules in Julia

If you are new to the Julia language, in this chapter, you will learn its basic syntax and most important concepts. We’ll focus on the aspects that are different from those in Python and R. Even if you already know Julia, I recommend that you quickly go through this chapter to make sure you have a complete understanding of the basic concepts.

If you are not sure how to install, set up, and use your working environment, how to get help, or how to install and manage packages, refer to appendix A.

Note that the chapters in part 1 are not meant to be a full course on Julia. They ...

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