Julia language is an Open Source programming language designed at MIT with high performance in mind. Julia programs compile to efficient native code for multiple platforms. Julia is a dynamically-typed and optionally typed this feature can be used to clarify and solidify programs. Julia easily allows to express many object-oriented and functional programming patterns. The standard library provides asynchronous I/O, process control, logging, profiling, a package manager, and more.
How to install Julia on Ubuntu?
Online there are not many detailed guides, thus I am going to describe the procedure.
Download Julia Language
From the official download page we can choose among different versions depending on your needs, the major candidates are:
- Current Stable Release
- Long Term Support (LTS) Release (Suggested)
- Upcoming Release (not production ready)
Once downloaded unpack the .tar.gz file to a proper folder, in my case is going to be:
sudo tar -C /opt -xvf julia-1.0.4-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
then let's link the main executable in our bash commands:
sudo ln -s /opt/julia-1.0.4/bin/julia /usr/bin/
you should be able to open a new terminal and then type julia, the language command line REPL should be launched.