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Julia 1: Getting Started

by Xavier Morera

Julia is a programming language designed for high performance that's used for Data Science, scientific domains, data visualization, parallel computing, and more. This course will teach you what you need to know to get started programming with Julia!

What you'll learn

Every language has pros and cons... but what if I tell you that there is a language that was created with the experience of many other programming languages, with performance in mind, and that is able to provide all kinds of features available in general programming languages all the way to languages designed for scientific computing and Data Science?

Well, that's what Julia is all about.

In this course, Julia 1: Getting Started, you'll learn foundational knowledge required to be a Julia programmer. First, you'll learn how to set up your Julia development environment. Next, you'll discover how to define variables and use data types as well as control program flow. That will be followed by learning how to create functions, methods, and modules, as well as how to work with files. Finally, you'll see how to find packages that will help you build any application you can dream of.

When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge required to call yourself a Julia coder. Software required: Julia.

Table of contents

Course Overview
Wrapping Up

Course FAQ

What are some benefits of Julia programming language?

Some benefits of the Julia programming language are: Julia is fast, contains a math-friendly syntax, automatic memory management, and offers superior parallelism.

What are the basics of programming?

Some basics principles to programming are: data types, variables, keywords, loops, numbers, characters, and arrays, inputs, outputs, conditions, and ins and outs to name a few.

What prerequisites are needed?

Prerequisites for this course are: an understanding of programming in general, preferred knowledge of Python, R, or Scala, and as a bonues, a mathematical background.

What is parallel computing?

Parallel computing is a type of computation where many calculations or the execution of processes are carried out simultaneously.

About the author

Xavier is very passionate about teaching, helping others understand AI, Generative AI, search and Big Data. He is also an entrepreneur, project manager, technical author, trainer, and holds a few certifications with Cloudera, Microsoft, and the Scrum Alliance, along with having been awarted Microsoft MVP. He has spent a great deal of his career working on cutting-edge projects. Throughout multiple projects, he has acquired skills to deal with complex enterprise software solutions, working with c... more

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