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Julia is an open source programming language created in 2012 by Jeff Bezanson and Alan Edelman and Stefan Karpinski and Viral B. Shah.

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Julia is a high-level dynamic programming language designed to address the needs of high-performance numerical analysis and computational science, without the typical need of separate compilation to be fast, while also being effective for general-purpose programming, web use or as a specification language. Distinctive aspects of Julia's design include a type system with parametric polymorphism and types in a fully dynamic programming language and multiple dispatch as its core programming paradigm. It allows concurrent, parallel and distributed computing, and direct calling of C and Fortran libraries without glue code. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from Riju:
println("Hello, world!")
Example from hello-world:
println("Hello World")
# Hello world in Julia println("Hello, World!")
Example from Linguist:
#!/usr/bin/env julia # From help_screen = """ usage: fullpath *[relative-paths] [-c] Prints the fullpath of the paths If no paths are given as args, it will read them from stdin If there is only one path, the trailing newline is omitted The -c flag will copy the results into your pasteboard """ help = false copy = false dir = pwd() paths = [] for arg = ARGS if arg == "-h" || arg == "--help" help = true elseif arg == "-c" || arg == "--copy" copy = true elseif arg != "" push!(paths, arg) end end if help print(help_screen) exit() end function notempty(string) return !isempty(string) end if length(paths) == 0 paths = filter(notempty, map(chomp, readlines())) end function print_paths(stream, paths) if length(paths) == 1 path = paths[1] print(stream, "$dir/$path") else for path = paths println(stream, "$dir/$path") end end end if copy read, write, process = readandwrite(`pbcopy`) print_paths(write, paths) close(write) end print_paths(STDOUT, paths)
Example from Wikipedia:
julia> p(x) = 2x^2 + 1; f(x, y) = 1 + 2p(x)y julia> println("Hello world!", " I'm on cloud ", f(0, 4), " as Julia supports recognizable syntax!") Hello world! I'm on cloud 9 as Julia supports recognizable syntax!
Julia Keywords
begin while if for try return break continue function macro quote let local global const do struct abstract typealias bitstype type immutable module baremodule using import export importall end else catch finally true false

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Binary Literals
# 0b[01]+((_[01]+)+)?
# (\d+((_\d+)+)?\.(?!\.)(\d+((_\d+)+)?)?|\.\d+((_\d+)+)?)([eEf][+-]?[0-9]+)?
# 0x[a-fA-F0-9]+((_[a-fA-F0-9]+)+)?
# 0o[0-7]+((_[0-7]+)+)?
While Loops
Line Comments #
# A comment
Module Pattern
module MyModule
using Lib

using BigLib: thing1, thing2


export MyType, foo

struct MyType

bar(x) = 2x
foo(a::MyType) = bar(a.x) + 1

show(io::IO, a::MyType) = print(io, "MyType $(a.x)")
[1,2,3] |> (y -> f(3, y))
# Including the same code in different modules provides mixin-like behavior.
module Normal

module Testing
File Imports
# Files and file names are mostly unrelated to modules; modules are associated only with module expressions.
# One can have multiple files per module, and multiple modules per file:
using MyModule
using MyModule: x, p
import MyModule
import MyModule.x, MyModule.p
import MyModule: x, p
module Foo
Print() Debugging println
print("hello world")
Booleans true false
Garbage Collection
MultiLine Comments #= =#
A comment.
# This is a comment
Unicode Identifers
δ = 0.00001
Multiple Dispatch
collide_with(x::Asteroid, y::Asteroid) = ... # deal with asteroid hitting asteroid
collide_with(x::Asteroid, y::Spaceship) = ... # deal with asteroid hitting spaceship
collide_with(x::Spaceship, y::Asteroid) = ... # deal with spaceship hitting asteroid
collide_with(x::Spaceship, y::Spaceship) = ... # deal with spaceship hitting spaceship
Strings "
"hello world"
macro show_value(variable)
        println("The ", $(string(variable)), " you passed is ", $(esc(variable)))

Case Insensitive Identifiers X
Semantic Indentation X

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