Julia in Astronomy
2021-10-24, 19:00–20:30, Breakout 1

Twenty-five years ago at the ADASS VI meeting in Charlottesville, VA, a BoF entitled "Interactive Data Analysis Environments" set in motion the development and use of Python in Astronomy. Since then, many new interpreted, or interactive, programming languages have come on the scene. One of those languages is Julia, which was designed for high performance scientific computing. It can be considered the successor to Scientific Python. This BoF is about Julia in Astronomy and has the following goals: 1) to give a brief overview of the language's features and performance, 2) to summarize the current state of the JuliaAstro packages, and 3) to identify what JuliaAstro packages should be developed in the future, both in the near and long term.


Big data: How to deal with the 5 Vs (volume, velocity, variety, veracity, value), Other