I remember I was quite excited about Julia when it was first released, but since I haven’t done any numerical analysis in a while I almost forgot it exists. Perhaps it’s time to really give it a try.

I wonder what “just work” actually means here. It runs. Sure, it’s still x86. How is the performance really? What is the programming model? Anybody here has more insight?

Maple is a computer algebra system with an embedded scripting language, and Julia is definitely not a replacement for it.
It can replace R, assuming you can find replacement for the R libs, and can probably replace MATLAB/Octave under the same assumptions. It is suitable for general purpose development, too.

I remember I was quite excited about Julia when it was first released, but since I haven’t done any numerical analysis in a while I almost forgot it exists. Perhaps it’s time to really give it a try.

I wonder what “just work” actually means here. It runs. Sure, it’s still x86. How is the performance really? What is the programming model? Anybody here has more insight?

Is Julia basically being used as a MAPLE/R replacement? Or are people using it for more general purpose development as well?

Maple is a computer algebra system with an embedded scripting language, and Julia is definitely not a replacement for it. It can replace R, assuming you can find replacement for the R libs, and can probably replace MATLAB/Octave under the same assumptions. It is suitable for general purpose development, too.

Time to take another look at Julia, I remember thinking it seemed really nice, if half-baked, last time I looked into it.