BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 22, 2018 — Less than two weeks after Julia 1.0 was released, China has for the first time become the number one country for downloads of the Julia programming language. This highlights the broad international appeal of Julia for artificial intelligence, machine learning, numerical and scientific computing.
Julia is a free and open source computer programming language that delivers the speed of C++ and Java together with the high-level productivity, simplicity and ease of use of Python and R.
The August 2018 release of Julia 1.0 is the most important Julia milestone since Julia was launchedin Feb 2012 by computer scientists Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, Viral Shah and MIT professor Alan Edelman.
Since the Julia 1.0 release, 34% of unique visitors to the Julia download page are from China, 22% are from the United States, 5% are from Japan, 4% are from Germany and 3% are from the United Kingdom. Julia has been downloaded in more than 140 countries during the past two weeks.
Professor Alan Edelman explained: “Since we first launched Julia six and a half years ago, Julia has reached more than 2 million downloads and early adopters have already put Julia into production to power self-driving cars, robots, 3D printers and applications in precision medicine, augmented reality, genomics, energy trading, machine learning, financial risk management and space mission planning. The future belongs to artificial intelligence and machine learning, and that future is powered by Julia.”
Source: Julia Computing