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This project is part of the liveProject series Learn Julia in Three Small Projects
basic mathematics and statistics (mathematical operations, logical reasoning) • basics of programming (data structures, arrays, dictionaries, loops, functions) • basic Julia
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basics of Julia • functions • dictionaries • structs • properties
Joris Limonier
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER
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Imagine that you’re a programmer hired by a shop to build a basic digital infrastructure. In this liveProject, you’ll use Julia to create a simple stock tracker that implements the four steps of the shopping process. You’ll start by building a structure for your shop, then you’ll write a function to manage inventory delivery as well as one to keep track of items sold. You’ll wrap up by creating a function to handle cash transactions. When you’re done, you’ll have hands-on experience using basic Julia tools including functions, arrays, and dictionaries, as well as more advanced tools such as multiple dispatch and composite types.

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Joris Limonier
Joris Limonier has worked at the Unit of Research in Computer Science at the University of Luxembourg and has a strong background in Julia, Python for data science, LaTeX, and Swift. He’s earned degrees in mathematics, data science, and artificial intelligence. To share his passion for Julia, he creates Julia content including YouTube videos and open-source projects on GitHub.


This liveProject is for programmers ranging from beginner to advanced who want to learn about Julia, how to use it, and why it’s so popular. To begin these liveProjects you'll need to be familiar with the following:

  • A text editor (e.g. VSCode) or a notebook (e.g. Jupyter)
  • Basic mathematics and statistics (mathematical operations, logical reasoning)
  • Basics of programming (data structures, arrays, dictionaries, loops, functions)
  • Basic Julia

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll get familiar with the basic features of Julia:

  • Create a mutable struct with given properties
  • Create a dictionary for the stock
  • Create a dictionary for the price of each item
  • Create properties in the Store struct


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