"Released in 2012, Julia is designed to combine the speed of C with the usability of Python, the dynamism of Ruby, the mathematical prowess of Matlab, and the statistical chops of R." --TechRepublic
Julia is a high-level general-purpose dynamic programming language designed for high-performance numerical analysis and computational science. It is also useful for low-level systems programming, as a specification language, with work being done on client and server web use.
The goals of the Twin Cities Julia Users Meetup are to: -Illustrate use cases in industry and research -Provide unbiased speed bench-marking relative to other statistical programming languages -Educate members about Julia programming -Help job seekers find employers and help employers find Julia talent -Serve as a forum for innovation in Julia programming e.g. cloud computing, new packages, etc.