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Julia High Performance by Avik Sengupta

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Chapter 1. Julia is Fast

In many ways, the history of programming languages has often been driven by, and certainly intertwined, with the needs of numerical and scientific computing. The first high-level programming language, Fortran, was created with scientific computing in mind, and continues to be important in the field even to this day. In recent years, the rise of data science as a specialty has brought additional focus to scientific computing, particularly for statistical uses. In this area, somewhat counterintuitively, both specialized languages such as R and general-purpose languages such as Python are in widespread use. The rise of Hadoop and Spark has spread the use of Java and Scala respectively among this community. In the midst of ...

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