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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Demystifying auto-vectorization in Julia

One of the most impressive features of Julia is that it lets you write generic code. Julia’s powerful LLVM-based compiler can automatically generate highly efficient machine code for base functions and user-written functions alike, on any architecture sup... (more…)

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