Julia for Scientific Computing
August 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
DIAS will host an introductory Julia course being offered via ICHEC. Julia (www.julialang.org) is a new language which aims to solve the two language problem of scientific computing (writing prototype code in one language (Matlab/Python) and production performant code in another (Fortran/C/cython). With Julia, it is possible to do this all in the one language and get the speed of a low level language like C with the flexibility and ease of use of Matlab/Python. It is still relatively young for a language but has reached its first stable release and is starting to be adopted more widely across industry and academia. This course aims to introduce users to Julia, demonstrate its main features and provide enough instruction to get up and running with it.
Participation in the course is free of charge. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
IMPORTANT: Each participant should bring a laptop to the course to benefit from the practical exercises.