Julia as a Second Language
- Paperback: 414 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook (May 2, 2023)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617299715
- ISBN-13: 978-1617299711
Julia as a Second Language: General purpose programming with a taste of data science: Learn the awesome Julia programming language by building fun projects like a rocket launcher, a password keeper, and a battle simulator.
Originally designed for high-performance data science, Julia has become an awesome general purpose programming language. It offers developer-friendly features like garbage collection, dynamic typing, and a flexible approach to concurrency and distributed computing. It is the perfect mix of simplicity, flexibility and performance.
Julia as a Second Language covers:
- Data types like numbers, strings, arrays, and dictionaries
- Immediate feedback with Julia’s read-evaluate-print-loop (REPL)
- Simplify code interactions with multiple dispatch
- Sharing code using modules and packages
- Object-oriented and functional programming styles
Julia as a Second Language introduces Julia by building on your existing programming knowledge. You’ll see Julia in action as you create a series of interesting projects that guide you from Julia’s basic syntax through its advanced features. Master types and data structures as you model a rocket launch. Use dictionaries to interpret Roman numerals. Use Julia’s unique multiple dispatch feature to send knights and archers into a simulated battle. Along the way, you’ll even compare the object-oriented and functional programming styles-Julia supports both!