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Julia Programming Projects

By : Adrian Salceanu
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Julia Programming Projects

By: Adrian Salceanu

Overview of this book

Julia is a new programming language that offers a unique combination of performance and productivity. Its powerful features, friendly syntax, and speed are attracting a growing number of adopters from Python, R, and Matlab, effectively raising the bar for modern general and scientific computing. After six years in the making, Julia has reached version 1.0. Now is the perfect time to learn it, due to its large-scale adoption across a wide range of domains, including fintech, biotech, education, and AI. Beginning with an introduction to the language, Julia Programming Projects goes on to illustrate how to analyze the Iris dataset using DataFrames. You will explore functions and the type system, methods, and multiple dispatch while building a web scraper and a web app. Next, you'll delve into machine learning, where you'll build a books recommender system. You will also see how to apply unsupervised machine learning to perform clustering on the San Francisco business database. After metaprogramming, the final chapters will discuss dates and time, time series analysis, visualization, and forecasting. We'll close with package development, documenting, testing and benchmarking. By the end of the book, you will have gained the practical knowledge to build real-world applications in Julia.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Interacting with the GitHub API

Now that we can retrieve the GitHub URI for any package in the General registry, we can use it to interact with the GitHub API. Julia developers have access to a powerful GitHub library provided by the GitHub package. It's what we'll use in order to create new issues on the packages' GitHub repos.

Authenticating with the GitHub API

In order to be allowed to interact with the GitHub API, we have to authenticate. This will permit our package to execute actions on GitHub under the user's account as if done directly through the website. Please access to set up a new GitHub access token. If you're not familiar with the concept and would like to learn more about this, please read on and follow the official instructions at Give the token a good description and, very importantly, make sure that you check the repo scope, just as you can see...