Appendix A First steps with Julia

This appendix covers

  • Installing and setting up Julia
  • Getting help in Julia
  • Where to look for help about Julia
  • Managing packages in Julia
  • Overview about standard ways to work with Julia

A.1 Installing and setting up Julia

In this section, I explain how to get, install, and configure your Julia environment. First, visit the “Download Julia” web page (, and download the version of Julia appropriate for the operating system you use.

This book was written and tested with Julia 1.7. When you read this book, a newer version of Julia will likely be available in the “Downloads” section. This should not be a problem. The code we use should work under any newer 1.x version of Julia. Slight ...

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