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General purpose programming with a taste of data science
Erik Engheim
  • March 2023
  • ISBN 9781617299711
  • 400 pages
  • printed in black & white

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Learn the awesome Julia programming language by building fun projects like a rocket launcher, a password keeper, and a battle simulator.

Julia as a Second Language covers:

  • Data types like numbers, strings, arrays, and dictionaries
  • Immediate feedback with Julia’s read-evaluate-print-loop (REPL)
  • Simplify code interactions with multiple dispatch
  • Sharing code using modules and packages
  • Object-oriented and functional programming styles

Julia as a Second Language introduces Julia to readers with a beginning-level knowledge of another language like Python or JavaScript. You’ll learn by coding engaging hands-on projects that encourage you to apply what you’re learning immediately. Don’t be put off by Julia’s reputation as a scientific programming language—there’s no data science or numerical computing knowledge required. You can get started with what you learned in high school math classes.

about the technology

Originally designed for high-performance data science, Julia has become an awesome general purpose programming language. It offers developer-friendly features like garbage collection, dynamic typing, and a flexible approach to concurrency and distributed computing. It is the perfect mix of simplicity, flexibility and performance.

about the book

Julia as a Second Language introduces Julia by building on your existing programming knowledge. You’ll see Julia in action as you create a series of interesting projects that guide you from Julia’s basic syntax through its advanced features. Master types and data structures as you model a rocket launch. Use dictionaries to interpret Roman numerals. Use Julia’s unique multiple dispatch feature to send knights and archers into a simulated battle. Along the way, you’ll even compare the object-oriented and functional programming styles–Julia supports both!

what's inside

  • Data types like numbers, strings, arrays, and dictionaries
  • Immediate feedback with Julia’s read-evaluate-print-loop (REPL)
  • Simplify code interactions with multiple dispatch
  • Share code using modules and packages

about the reader

For readers comfortable with another programming language like Python, JavaScript, or C#.

about the author

Erik Engheim is a writer, conference speaker, video course author, and software developer.

Helped kickstart my use of Julia for serious projects. It’s a solid review of the core language features that doesn’t get bogged down on programming fundamentals you already know.

Jonathan Owens, GE Global Research

Everything you need to learn Julia.

Amanda Debler, Schaeffler Technologies

Julia for seasoned programmers.

Kevin Cheung, Carleton University

Perfect for anyone who needs to learn Julia but doesn’t know where to start.

Simone Sguazza, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

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