Official Docker Hub Julia Images?


Is one of these two docker hub images an official base for the Julia language?


You may have to elaborate on “official base”?
julialang/julia has a few different older versions

Julia 0.3.12, Julia 0.4.7, Julia 0.5.0 and Julia 0.6.0-dev. Julia v0.4.7 is the default.

_/julia is on v1.0.2, and maintained by the Docker community, probably use this one unless you need an older version


I guess the question is, which one should I be using?

Based on your responce it seems that _/julia is the most appropriate?


The (Docker) Official Julia images ( Debian ) is perfect for the average users.

  • frequent updates
  • minimal size ( so you don’t find an : R / Python / Jupyter integration )
  • created from official Julia binary image ( ) ; patched LLVM !!!
  • Multiple Julia versions, good for testing (`0.7.0’,‘1.0.0’,‘1.0.1’,‘1.0.2’)

But need some customization ( gcc , wget, curl , + some julia packages )
for example - in my case:

FROM julia:1.0.2

RUN set -eux; \
	apt-get update; \
	apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends \
	ca-certificates \
        autoconf \
        build-essential \
        git \
        mc \
        nano \
		curl \
	; \
	rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*

RUN julia -O3 -e 'using Pkg;Pkg.REPLMode.pkgstr("add CSV   ;precompile");using CSV'
RUN julia -O3 -e 'using Pkg;Pkg.REPLMode.pkgstr("add SQLite;precompile");using SQLite'
RUN julia -O3 -e 'using Pkg;Pkg.REPLMode.pkgstr("add XLSX  ;precompile");using XLSX'

WORKDIR /projects


Are there any images for master, or close, eg generated daily or weekly?



  • no official “master” exist. ( according to my knowledge )
  • it is easy to create for local usage ( see my example )
  • (security) as I see - no GPG/md5/sha256 file for Nightly builds ; so it is better for build your own.
FROM debian
# Install latest Julia nightly builds.
# ---
# save this file as a "Dockerfile_julialatest"
# build:   docker build --no-cache -t julialatest -f Dockerfile_julialatest  .
# run  :   docker run   -it julialatest
RUN set -eux; apt-get update;	apt-get install -y --no-install-recommends \
        curl tar ca-certificates ; \
	rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
ENV JULIA_PATH=/usr/local/julia
RUN mkdir ${JULIA_PATH} && \
    cd /tmp && \
    curl -fL -o julia.tar.gz ${JULIA_DOWNLOAD_URL} && \
    tar xzf julia.tar.gz  -C ${JULIA_PATH} --strip-components=1 && \
    rm /tmp/julia.tar.gz && \
    julia -e "using InteractiveUtils; versioninfo()" 
# example:  add & test CSV package
# RUN julia -e 'using Pkg; Pkg.REPLMode.pkgstr("add CSV;test CSV;precompile;st"); using CSV'
CMD ["julia"]


Thanks, my intention was to use it on Gitlab. I can easily roll my own, but then I would have to keep updating it.