Julia as a Second Language

Julia as a Second Language General Purpose Programming With a Taste of Data Science

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Publisher's Synopsis

Learn Julia programming by building fun projects, like launching rockets, building password keepers, and even coding battle simulations.

Julia as a Second Language covers:

  • How Julia implements data types such as numbers, strings, arrays, and dictionaries
  • Solving problems with both object-oriented and functional programming
  • Getting immediate feedback with Julia's read-evaluate-print-loop (REPL)
  • Taking advantage of Julia's powerful multiple dispatch system
  • Sharing code using modules and packages

Julia as a Second Language introduces Julia to readers with a beginning-level knowledge of another language like Python or JavaScript. It skips programming basics and dives straight into Julia's unique features. You'll learn by coding engaging hands-on projects that encourage you to apply what you are learning immediately.

About the technology

Julia is a powerful high-performance programming language with many developer-friendly features like garbage collection, dynamic typing, just-in-time compilation, and a flexible approach to concurrent, parallel, and distributed computing. Although Julia's strong numerical programming features make it a favorite of data scientists, it is also an awesome general purpose programming language. Julia's users call it the "goldilocks language", with a "just right" balance of performance and productivity.

About the reader

Readers need basic skills with another programming language like Python, JavaScript, or C#.

Book information

ISBN: 9781617299711
Publisher: Pearson Education
Imprint: Manning Publications
Pub date:
DEWEY: 005.133
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 414
Weight: 752g
Height: 187mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 28mm