Julia motivation: why weren’t Numpy, Scipy, Numba, good enough?

I recently gave a Why Julia? talk to a roomful of computational fluid dynamicists and astrophysicists. (http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/transturb17/gibson/, Kavli Institute, UCSB 2017-02-02). I got two main skeptical responses. One Python expert in … Read more


Exploring Lazy Evaluation with Julia

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” go the famous words of Arthur C. Clarke. Often when we see magic, a small dose of knowledge is enough to wash away our wide-eyed awe and bring us back to sweet, comfortable cynicism. ... (more…)

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