Slack’s Julia Grace on the lessons learned from downtime

It’s kind of amazing how reliable modern internet services have become over the last decade, which is why we freak out when they go down. But for Slack’s Julia Grace, each outage is an opportunity to… Read more

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Compiling Julia to the GPU

After 2 years of slow but steady development, we would like to announce the first preview release of native GPU programming capabilities for Julia. You can now write your CUDA kernels in Julia, albeit with some restrictions, making it possible to use Juli... (more…)

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7 Binary Classifier Libraries in Julia

I wished to do some machine learning for binary classification. Binary classification is perhaps the most basic of all supervised learning problems. Unsurprisingly julia has many libraries for it. Today we are looking at: LIBLINEAR (linear SVMs), LIBSVM (... (more…)

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