What features do I gain in Julia?


#1

On a similar vein to:

Coming from Python, R, Matlab, & Fortran, what features do I gain in Julia?


#2

The fact that you can do everything in only one language, instead of mixing Python, R, Matlab & Fortran, and have it be interactive, elegant, and fast.


#3

Aren’t there enough why Julia material out there? Is this question because you actually wonder or just to create a discussion?


#4

A very “minor” feature, but since never seen someone highlighting this: use unicode characters as variables with LaTeX-like synthax.

i.e. you open the terminal (does not need to be in juno!) write \beta and use tab to autocomplete to β. And what about \pi + Tab = π ??? I would love to have this in my graduation…

See the huge list here:
https://docs.julialang.org/en/latest/manual/unicode-input.html#Unicode-Input-1