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6.1 Introduction to Scientific Computing in Julia

What is Julia?

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  • Development started in 2009 at MIT and first appeared in February 2012
  • High-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for numerical computing
  • Free and open-source
  • Provides ease and expressiveness for high-level numerical computing (similar to R, MATLAB, and Python), but also supports general programming
  • Performance Metrics: (