September 04, 2016

Julia

Writing about web page http://julialang.org/

While talking to Marc, he told me about a previous Warwick student who had helped quite a bit with the development of SAGE, but had in recent years taken to Julia.

It was at this moment that I realised that SAGE, Magma, Mathematica and MATLAB are not just the big players, but just a mere handful of them. On Julia's website, we can see benchmarks against various other languages, some which I've used but not for intense maths like JS and Java (or arguably Python), and some which I've only heard about being difficult.

Taking inspiration, I'm thinking about what languages can I branch out to? I've already taken a step towards Julia. I'm thinking of giving Rails a go for my website, and I could also try php? I've heard many bad things about php, but they can't all be true. Could they?!

Bash is also one i've been meaning to learn for some time now, so that would be good. And there are all the variations of C I have yet to learn. I really only know C (the normal one). Go, Haskel, Lua...

My friend Ollie, I recently found, went up to 100 (+) on Project Euler, I know this is something I keep meaning to do. It certainly motivates me to do so, it's an admirable quality. He along with Jack are trying to coerce me into playing chess too, so that might happen sooner or later. Lots to happen


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