Introduction to Julia tutorials at the IoA

Mar 16 2015

Julia in the terminal

I ran an introduction to Julia for students and staff at the IoA. This consisted of a ~20 minute introductory talk, followed by an extended tutorial. The talk covers the following:

  • What is Julia?
  • How can you use it at the IoA?
  • What is it good for?
  • What is it …
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Experiences with Julia for astronomy research

Mar 03 2015

A happy reinterpretation of the Julia logo

Last year, I discovered the programming language Julia. And to my surprise (coming from someone who thought that Python was great and that learning something else would be a waste of time), I've really enjoyed using it. What's been even cooler, though, is following the development of the language over …

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Student/postdoc skills jamboree

Sep 18 2014

A schematic diagram of the process: students -> talks -> food.

Held in September 2014, this was a "skills exchange" that mirrored one held earlier in the year, where the postdocs presented their work. This time it was the students' turn to talk about what they did at the IoA, what problems they worked on, and what skills they had to …

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