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Newsletter October 2021 - Julia for Biologists, Zombies and Fast AI

1 October 2021 | Julia Computing

Julia for Biologists: A new article, Julia for Biologists, explains how Julia meets the growing need for speed and performance in biology, including large genomic and imaging datasets. Click here for more information.

Julia for Zombies: Tim DuBois and George Datseris have modeled a zombie outbreak on a real map using Agents.jl with OpenStreetsMaps.jl. Click here for more information.

FastAI.jl: FastAI.jl v0.2.0 has been released, Lorenz Ohly explains, “...with a focus on high-level interfaces and support for tabular data. You can now train models on various tasks with only 4 lines of code.” Click here for more information.

Julia Community on Twitter: Julia Community Manager Logan Kilpatrick has created a Julia community on Twitter. Click here to learn more.

Why Flux? Logan Kilpatrick presents an introduction to Flux.jl with a 90 second YouTube video: Why Flux? The Elegant Julia Machine Learning Library. The video has been viewed more than 5 thousand times in just two weeks.

Stiff Neural Ordinary Differential Equations: Chaos has published Stiff Neural Ordinary Differential Equations. The article is available here.

Julia for Climate Change: Climate scientists used Julia for modeling Utilitarian Benchmarks for Emissions and Pledges Promote Equity, Climate and Development published in Nature Climate Change. The code is available here.

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Multiple Dispatch: Julia Computing CEO and co-founder Viral Shah discussed The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Multiple Dispatch with Ben Lorica on The Data Exchange. Click here to listen.

Julia Computing and Pumas-AI Celebrate Two-Year Partnership: Julia Computing and Pumas-AI celebrate two years of partnership. In just two years, Pumas has been successfully tested and used by many of the world’s largest, most successful and most innovative pharmaceutical companies.

Careers at Julia Computing: Julia Computing is a fast-growing tech company with fully remote employees in 10 countries on 4 continents. Click the links below to learn more about exciting careers and internships with Julia Computing.

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Free Webinars from Julia Computing and Pumas-AI: Register today to participate in a free one hour Webinar from Julia Computing or Pumas-AI.

Webinar Presenter(s) Length of Webinar Date Time Registration Link Cost
Financial Modeling on Large Streaming Datasets Dr. Josh Day, Senior Research Scientist at Julia Computing 1 hour Thu Oct 14 12 noon - 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free
Efficient Use of 505 b(2) Pathway to Enter US Market Dr. Joga Gobburu, Pumas-AI CEO and Director of the Center for Translational Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy 1 hour Thu Oct 21 4 - 5 PM IST (India) Register Free
Machine Learning on Time Series Data with Julia Dr. Eliot Saba, Senior Research Engineer at Julia Computing 1 hour Wed Oct 27 12 noon - 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free
Pumas - Enhanced and In the Cloud: Pumas-AI has launched an enhanced version of Pumas that is readily accessible in the cloud. Pumas is the revolutionary advanced healthcare analytics platform that facilitates quantitative capabilities across the drug development cycle. Designed from the ground up in Julia, Pumas allows users to scale, integrate and accelerate their quantitative scientific activities all under one umbrella. Pumas is a product of Pumas-AI and deployed through the JuliaHub platform from Julia Computing to leverage JuliaHub's ease of use and scalability. Julia Computing is a technology partner and exclusive reseller of Pumas. Click here for more information.

JuliaHub from Julia Computing: JuliaHub is the entry point for all things Julia: explore the ecosystem, build packages and deploy a supercomputer at the click of a button. JuliaHub also allows you to develop Julia applications interactively using a browser-based IDE or by using the Pluto notebook environment and then scale workloads to thousands of cores . Version 5 features a brand new user interface, reduced app startup latency, and many more usability enhancements. JuliaHub is the easiest way to start developing in Julia or share your work using dashboards and notebooks.

More information is available in these two presentations from Dr. Matt Bauman (Julia Computing):

JuliaSim: JuliaSim is a next generation cloud-based modeling and simulation platform, combining the latest techniques from scientific machine learning with equation-based digital twin modeling and simulation. There is more information about JuliaSim available in this presentation from Dr. Chris Rackauckas.

Converting from Proprietary Software to Julia: Are you looking to leverage Julia’s superior speed and ease of use, but limited due to legacy software and code? Julia Computing and our partners can help accelerate replacing your existing proprietary applications, improve performance, reduce development time, augment or replace existing systems and provide an extended trusted team to deliver Julia solutions. Leverage experienced resources from Julia Computing and our partners to get your team up and running quickly. For more information, please contact us.

Julia and Julia Computing in the News

  • Nature Climate Change: Utilitarian Benchmarks for Emissions and Pledges Promote Equity, Climate and Development

  • Analytics Insight: 10 Best Data Science Programming Languages for Data Aspirants in 2021

  • InfoWorld: JetBrains Previews Data Science IDE

  • TransFin: SaaS, SaaS Market Size and SaaS Industry Trends: All You Need to Know

  • MakeUseOf: The 10 Best Programming Languages for AI Development

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