Getting started

Starting to program in Julia is very easy. The first place to look at is the main Julia language website: This is not blotted with graphics, just the Julia logo, some useful major links to other parts of the site, and a quick sampler on the home page.

The Julia documentation is comprehensive of the docs link: There are further links to the Julia manual, the standard library, and the package system, all of which we will be discussing later. Moreover, the documentation can be downloaded as a PDF file, a zipped file of HTML pages, or an ePub file.

Julia sources

At present, we will be looking at the download link. This provides links to 32-bit and 64-bit distros for Windows, Mac OS X, CentOS, ...

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