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Julia 1.0 Programming Cookbook

By : Bogumił Kamiński, Przemysław Szufel
Book Image

Julia 1.0 Programming Cookbook

By: Bogumił Kamiński, Przemysław Szufel

Overview of this book

Julia, with its dynamic nature and high-performance, provides comparatively minimal time for the development of computational models with easy-to-maintain computational code. This book will be your solution-based guide as it will take you through different programming aspects with Julia. Starting with the new features of Julia 1.0, each recipe addresses a specific problem, providing a solution and explaining how it works. You will work with the powerful Julia tools and data structures along with the most popular Julia packages. You will learn to create vectors, handle variables, and work with functions. You will be introduced to various recipes for numerical computing, distributed computing, and achieving high performance. You will see how to optimize data science programs with parallel computing and memory allocation. We will look into more advanced concepts such as metaprogramming and functional programming. Finally, you will learn how to tackle issues while working with databases and data processing, and will learn about on data science problems, data modeling, data analysis, data manipulation, parallel processing, and cloud computing with Julia. By the end of the book, you will have acquired the skills to work more effectively with your data
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Using functions as variables in Julia

In Julia, programming language functions are first-class objects that can be processed and passed as parameters to other functions. This allows for great flexibility in the language syntax.

In this recipe, we will show how to use Julia to manipulate a collection ofstructobjects to carry out a simplified multi-agent simulation model.

Getting ready

For this recipe, no package installation is required. Firstly, start the Julia command line.

In this recipe, we use random numbers—if you want to get exactly the same results such as the ones shown in this recipe, set the random seed value to0:



In the GitHub repository for this recipe you will find the commands.txt file that contains the presented sequence of Julia commands.

How to do it...

In this example, we will consider a simplified agent-based simulation model, where a group of agents moves randomly over a two-dimensional surface. Additionally, we assume that, at each step of the...