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… 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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Julia 0.6 Release Announcement

The Julia community is thrilled to announce the release of version 0.6.0 of the Julia language. With a sweeping overhaul of the type system and numerous improvements to syntax and to the standard library, 0.6.0 is the most transformative release yet. A co... (more…)

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Fast vectorization in Julia

After a lengthy design process and preliminary foundations in Julia 0.5, Julia 0.6 includes new facilities for writing code in the “vectorized” style (familiar from Matlab, Numpy, R, etcetera) while avoiding the overhead that this style of programming...

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