I am starting a Statistics course tomorrow, as an undergrad. While prepping for class, I met the following statement:

The faculty I am in at my school swears to MatLab for most things, and I have followed courses on Control Theory and DSP, which were MatLab-heavy, using Julia. This has not been a technical problem at all.

Now on the administrative level, I have asked permission to use Julia instead of MatLab for the exam, which is multiple choice. But on the technical level, I wanted to make sure that Julia is up for the task, because this time, it seems I will need it for my exam.

I also have a list of the topics we will learn about:

Given that list of topics:

Based on your experience, is statistical tooling developed enough in Julia, so that I can again forget about MatLab, and use Julia for solving problems on all the relevant topics?

Worth mentioning is that I am enthusiastic about Julia, really donâ€™t like MatLab, and am used to having to fiddle around a bit more than my classmates to get things working.

EDIT:

Also, I would appriciate a pointer to the relevant Julia packages. I know about JuliaStats.org, but there are so many, and I donâ€™t know which ones are relevant, nor if it has everything I need.