We have noted that Julia uses Git as a repository for itself and for its package and that the installation has a built-in package manager, so there is no need to interface directly to GitHub. This repository is located in the Git folder of the installed system.
As a full discussion of the package system is given on the Julia website, we will only cover some of the main commands to use.
After installing Julia, the user can create a new repository by using the
Pkg.init() command. This clones the metadata from a "well-known" repository and creates a local folder called
julia> Pkg.init() INFO: Initializing package repository C:\Users\Malcolm INFO: Cloning METADATA from git://Github.com/JuliaLang ...