The Julia Environment

In this chapter, we will explore all you need to get started on Julia. Julia is a high-level, high-performance, dynamic programming language that focuses mainly on technical computing. Its primary feature is that, although it’s a scripting language, the code is compiled using low-level virtual machine (LLVM). This compilation creates code that corresponds to the underlying hardware/operating system and runs at similar speeds to other compiled languages, such as C/C++ and Fortran.

The chapter will cover the following main topics:

  • Acquiring and installing Julia
  • The philosophy behind Julia and comparison with other programming languages
  • Developing code using the REPL, code editors, and IDEs
  • Use of the package management ...

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