Alt Text
Office of Neuroscience Research > Neuroscience Calendar > Department of Neuroscience Special Seminar: Timothy Holy (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)

Department of Neuroscience Special Seminar: Timothy Holy (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)

"Julia Programming Language" 


Add to your
calendar
When: Friday, September 08, 2017 at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Cori Auditorium (McDonnell Sciences, Medical Campus) NOTE Location

NOTE: Day, time, location

Julia is an open-source programming language making inroads into science, engineering, and many other fields. It combines a modern and expressive syntax, the ease-of-use familiar from other high-level languages (Python, Matlab, R, etc.), while obtaining outstanding performance similar to compiled low-level languages (C, C++, Fortan, etc.). Julia is a general-purpose language but has placed particular emphasis on scientific programming, and may be appropriate for certain users at Washington University in Saint Louis. Tim Holy (Department of Neuroscience), a leading developer of Julia and its packages, will give a high-level overview of this language and provide practical advice, addressing topics such as:

  • What is Julia and how does it work?
  • What are some of its strengths and weaknesses?
  • How much momentum is behind Julia? How big is the ecosystem?
  • Should I consider switching or should I stick with what I know?
  • If I’m considering Julia, what are good starter projects? What kind of projects should I avoid?
  • How do I learn Julia?

For the complete calendar for the Department of Neuroscience, click here.

For inquiries, contact Debbie Pfeiffer.   



Medical Campus Map  |  Danforth Campus Map