Thursday, October 17, 2013

Julia - analysis language, compared to R (psst: Python looks pretty good compared w/ R)

You might enjoy these links:

Efficiency and terseness, compared to R:

An example, in a blog post:

http://www.johnmyleswhite.com/notebook/2012/03/31/julia-i-love-you/

The source, and home page:

https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia

Take special note of Julia vs. Python vs. R performance here (I am surprised at Python vs. R):

http://julialang.org/

(note: there is an Ipython notebook backend for Julia)

and of an overview comparison with R:

http://docs.julialang.org/en/release-0.1-0/manual/getting-started/#noteworthy-differences-from-r


John Myles White's talk about streaming data analysis, and managing memory:

http://g33ktalk.com/streaming-data-analysis-and-online-learning/


Finally, here's a comparison of some data analysis tools:
  • Matlab (really Octave);
  • R
  • Julia
  • it seems they almost got to Python (just a mention)

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