New to Julia from R and so far very disappointed with the interactive experience. I get that compiles will take time, but it seems like everything is slow. I don’t get why something like “using mycoolpackage” or “add anothercoolpackage” or “iris = dataset(“datasets”, “iris”)” or plot(iris, x=:Species, y=:PetalLength, Geom.boxplot) takes so darn long. When I came to Julia for speed and performance, I don’t just want that after the code has been compiled. I want high performance across the board. Besides the irritation factor, it would take substantially longer to develop data products and analysis in Julia given the slow/sluggish development experience.
Is there anything I can do to make the REPL/interactive performance better? It’s just atrocious in every IDE I’ve tried: Juno/JuliaPro, VS Code, and Jupyter Labs.