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Scalability of Julia language [closed]

The Julia language has caught my attention as I am a heavy MATLAB user, but would like more performance. Julia looks attractive as skipping the whole 'prototype in MATLAB then rewrite code in FORTRAN/...
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Plotting Excel data with Julia [closed]

Let me first be clear that I'm still new to Julia. I need to plot time series data contained in an Excel file using Julia. So far I couldn't find any packages for that. The only workaround I found ...
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Alternative to messy grid node indexing within multiple layers of loops

Recently,I dive into a set of somehow ancient Fortran codes and try to fully understand them. A large fraction of these codes are multiple layers of loops over many state variable dimensions, which ...
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Looking for saddle point in scalar function with multiple parameters

I have a real valued function, let's call it $f(\mathbf{x}, \mathbf{y})$, which I would like to maximise with respect to $\mathbf{x}\in\mathrm{R}^d$ and minimise it with respect to $\mathbf{y}\in\...
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Where does the floating point error come from? (Finite difference using matrix multiplication versus shifts and adding.)

In Julia it appears that one picks up some error terms when doing finite differences using matrix multiplication versus shifts and addition. ...
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Optimization on the manifold of stochastic matrices

So I have an optimization problem of the form $$\text{maximize}\hspace{3mm}f(A):{\bf R}^{K\times K}\rightarrow{\bf R}$$ $$\text{subject to}\hspace{19mm}A^T{\bf 1}=\bf{1}$$ $$\hspace{33mm}A\geq 0$$ ...
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How mature is the “Julia” scientific computing language project?

I'm considering learning a new language to use for numerical/simulation modelling projects, as a (partial) replacement for the C++ and Python that I currently use. I came across Julia, which sounds ...