Julia for Beginners
Julia for Beginners
From Romans to Rockets
About the Book
A beginner-friendly guide to the Julia programming language. Julia is an exciting, young programming language rapidly gaining popularity in the areas of Data Science, Machine Learning and High-Performance Computing.
While Julia is exceptionally good in these areas, we believe Julia is also an exceptionally powerful general purpose programming language and believe there should be a book teaching Julia to beginners or experienced developers alike.
This book engages the reader with fun programming examples involving building and launching a rocket, implementing simple encryption algorithms used by Roman armies, and simulating a mechanical calculator. While the book aims to be beginner friendly, we don’t shy away from the important detail of how multiple dispatch works, or how to think about functional and object-oriented programming in Julia.
Table of Contents
- Installing and Setting up Tools
- Working with Numbers
- Working with Text
- Storing Data in Dictionaries
- How Does a Computer Work?
- More on Types
- Defining Your Own Types
- Static vs Dynamic Typing
- Conversion and Promotion
- Different Kinds of Nothing
- Object Collections
- Working with Sets
- Your Own Spreadsheet
- Moving a Rocket
Functional and Object-Oriented
- Functional Programming
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Code Organization
- Input and Output
- Parametric Types
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