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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) • basics of Julia data structures and functions
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plot in Julia • visualize data • manipulate data with dataframes
Joris Limonier
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, your task is to help fight a (fictional) global pandemic. You’ll gain hands-on experience plotting in Julia as you estimate new cases per day. You'll understand the affect of several measures through plot-analysis and basic time-series forecasting. Finally, you'll deduce what the best measures are, determine and predict their effects, and report your findings to decision-makers.

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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.


The liveProject is for programmers with a basic understanding of Julia data structures and functions. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

  • Jupyter Notebook or Notebooks in VS Code
  • Loops in Julia
  • Functions
  • Basic mathematics and statistics (mathematical operations, logical reasoning)
  • Basics of programming (data structures, arrays, dictionaries, loops, functions)

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In this liveProject, you’ll model, predict and present the effects of several measures.

  • Plot in Julia
  • Visualize data
  • Manipulate data using dataframes


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