[Beowulf] Julia Language

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 19 13:17:56 PDT 2017

In reply to Jeff, I am no Julia expert.
However I am going to stick my neck out here. Yes, learn Julia.
Firstly there is a definite 'buzz' in the Julia community and you encounter
science and engineering experts at every turn.
Secondly, where I come from. My background is in high energy physics, from
the era of old style FORTRAN.
I gather that HEP codes are currently written in C++, probably by
physicists who are not experts.
I would really like to see clean, modern language used in physics
I would like to use the term "strongly typed" - but in fact Julia is
anything but.
I gather the correct term is "duck typed" - which I rather like.

On 19 September 2017 at 22:10, Jeffrey Layton <laytonjb at gmail.com> wrote:

> John,
> Have you done much Julia coding? Can you talk about your experience?
> I have threatened to learn it for a while but your post has prompted me to
> finally start learning Julia :)
> Thanks!
> Jeff
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 7:43 AM, John Hearns via Beowulf <
> beowulf at beowulf.org> wrote:
>> I see HPCwire has an article on Julia.  I am a big fan of Julia, so
>> though it worth pointing out.
>> https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/julia-joins-petaflop-club/
>> Though the source of this seems old news - it is a presentation from this
>> year's JuliaCon
>> JuliaCon 2018 will be talking place at UCL in London so mark your
>> diaries. Yours truly should be there.
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