Sven Mesecke's blog

  1. Dash (Zeal) and Julia

    Mo 21 Oktober 2013

    Dash is a brilliant Documentation App for Mac OS X, Julia is a promising new language for technical computing. What's better than getting the Julia documentation, which up to now has mostly lived on the web, into Dash, so that those long train rides through the countryside can be spent …

  2. Julia for MATLAB users III

    Do 19 September 2013

    Previous articles explored julia and its plotting facilities in the Winston package. The workflow used there, (i) data import, (ii) plotting and (iii) graphics export, will be used in this article as well, however, this time using Dataframes and Gadfly in julia and dataset arrays in MATLAB.

    Dataset arrays are …

  3. Julia for MATLAB users II

    So 25 August 2013

    In the last posts I installed julia, some graphics packages and some dependencies on a Mac and compared one way of plotting in julia - using Winston and plotting several datasets into one plot - with the typical approach in MATLAB. This post will show how to plot each individual dataset into …

  4. Julia for MATLAB users I

    Do 22 August 2013

    A number of excellent free open-source alternatives to MATLAB have arrived in the last couple of years that have managed to bite away parts of MATLAB's market share. Most notable are R, which is now the dominant language for statistical computing and bioinformatics and Python (with numpy, scipy etc.) which …

  5. Installing julia for data visualization stuff

    Di 20 August 2013

    Julia is a relatively novel language intended for technical computing, basically a direct contender of MATLAB/Octave, Python/scipy/numpy or R. The crucial difference between Julia and the other languages is its powerful JIT compiler, which is responsible for some impressive benchmark results. I'm exploring Julia as a replacement …