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


The Motivation for Julia

I guess I can give some historical motivation here. When we started working on Julia in 2009, the Python ecosystem was nowhere near where it is today: PyPy was pretty new (1.0 release 2007, the first version to be able to run any substantial Python app... (more…)

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