I have been programming in Python for a few years now, mostly on data science projects by myself, but am curious about Julia.
Beyond speed, what is the use case for Julia that would make it better for a machine learning application than Python? If speed isn't a huge factor, what application for Julia that would make it worth it to use Julia rather than Python? What project could I do easily in Julia that's more complicated or less natural than python?
There are some existing articles on technical features of using Julia, like Five (More) Reasons to Check Out Julia, but that doesn't help in the context of understanding what projects would make me want to use it vs. Python. There are also many articles about peoples' experience learning Julia, like My First Impression of Julia, Teaching myself Julia, My Julia VM and what I learned, Julia, surprise me! (some astonishments while learning a new programming language), Top 5 Courses to learn Julia Programming Langauge for Beginners, but those are generally more people talking about their experiences in learning Julia.
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I'm impatient and posted a similar question on Twitter, and got a few different responses, along with some cool use cases:
Other Cool Things I Learned:
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With more and more Julia developers and researchers joining in this community, Julia may hold a dominating position in the future just as Python has today. It's a new language, also a promising language.
I don't know a lot about Julia language, but your title out of context is very funny haha.
I fail to find the humour in 'using' Julia - either the programming language or the brilliant french mathematician who lost his nose fighting in WWI.
Unless I'm stupidly missing something here, you're just kinda displaying your ignorance for the entire world to see (and to pull up in 2 or 20 years when someone wants to fire you from some job - that is if your intention with this comment was a sexist misunderstanding of the term 'Julia').
So, great work buddy 👍
In my university course, they use exclusively #rstats.