I’ve been trying to get started with julia and something which i thought might provide a good starting point was to install the CSV package.
I installed the ubuntu package for julia which is 0.4.5 and that was a disaster. the CSV package took a VERY long time to install, minutes. Once it did finally install, “using” it resulted in all sorts of error/warning messages. Finding the the latest julia version was 0.5 i downloaded the 0.5 binary tarball and tried again with CVS. This time the installation was much more reasonable.
The precompilation did take what seems like a longish time, probably about 5-10s, but it did work.
Here’s where things get weird.
on my home machine, if i run a CSV.read on a largish (300line) csv file it only takes about 4 seconds (which still seems unreasonable).
however at work (im thinking about using julia for some non-trivial development) reading a 4 line test file took 15+ seconds. No, really, at least 15s ! Naturally while this is going on the julia process has the CPU pegged. for all practical purposes it appears to be broken.
i am also using the 0.5 binary tarball at work too.
im mystified as to why there would be such a disparity and i’m wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what i might check.