Newsletter May 2021 - DataFrames 1.0 Released

By JuliaHub | May 05, 2021

The much anticipated release of DataFrames.jl version 1.0 provides Julia users with a fully integrated, new and improved solution for data analysis in Julia. Release notes are available here. In addition to providing a stable API going forward, there are significant performance improvements in this release that include multi-threading and faster joins. More information about DataFrames.jl is available in the DataFrames documentation.

“DataFrames.jl provides a set of tools for working with tabular data in Julia. Its design and functionality are similar to those of pandas (in Python) and data.frame, data.table and dplyr (in R), making it a great general purpose data science tool, especially for those coming to Julia from R or Python. DataFrames.jl plays a central role in the Julia Data ecosystem, and has tight integrations with a range of different libraries.”

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. Dr. Chris Rackauckas presented Accelerating Simulation of Stiff Nonlinear Systems Using Continuous-Time Echo State Networks with JuliaSim. Click here for more information.

Julia for Data Science: Dr. Josh Day (Julia Computing) has launched Julia for Data Science, a portal for data scientists who want to learn and use Julia.

Advancing Your Tech Career Using Julia: Logan Kilpatrick discussed Building Tech Careers through the Open Source Julia Project. The discussion was sponsored by the HackOn Foundation.

Julia on Code for Thought Podcast: Logan Kilpatrick also joined Mose Giordano and Mayeul d’Avazac to discuss Where Goest Thou, Julia? on the Code for Thought podcast. Click here to listen.

Baking Knowledge into Machine Learning Models: Chris Rackauckas joined Tanmay Bakshi on Tech Life Skills with Tanmay to discuss Baking Knowledge into Machine Learning Models.

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Webinar Presenter(s) Length of Webinar Date Time Registration Link Cost
Parallel Computing for Enterprises in Julia Dr. Alan Edelman, Julia Computing 1 hour Thu May 20 12 noon - 1 pm Eastern (US) Register Free
Pumas 2.0 Feature Series: Parametric Time-to-Event Models Dr. Andreas Noack and Dr. Patrick Kofod Mogensen, Julia Computing and Pumas-AI 1 hour Thu May 20 9:30 - 10:30 am Eastern (US) Register Free
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Julia Selected for Google Season of Docs 2021 - Technical Writer Required: Julia has been selected to participate in the Google Season of Docs. This year’s project is to Create a Comprehensive Julia Contributing Guide. The project requires a technical writer. Click here for more information and to apply.

Julia Used to Create Live 3D Movies of Cellular Processes: Washington University in St. Louis Professors Tim Holy (neuroscience), David Piston (cell biology and physiology) and Ulugbek Kamilov (electrical engineering and computer science) are using Julia to create advanced live 3D movies of living cellular biological processes. More information is available here.

Julia Used for Double-Stranded RNA Analysis: Science Advances (American Association for the Advancement of Science) published The Structural Plasticity of Nucleic Acid Duplexes Revealed by WAXS and MD. Researchers use Julia to analyze double-stranded RNA.

Julia Computing at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Julia Computing will participate in the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit which will be held online May 24-27. Click here to register or contact us for more information.

Julia and Julia Computing in the News

  • HPCWire: Julia Computing Launches JuliaSim for Scientific ML In Cloud

  • Analytics India: Julia Computing Launches JuliaSim For Scientific Machine Learning In Cloud

  • Analytics India: Julia 1.6 Released - Major Updates & Latest Features

  • Analytics Insight: Top 6 New Programming Languages to Learn in 2021

  • CXOtoday: Computer Programming - Looking Back in History

  • MIT Media Lab: Developing Galea: An Open Source Tool at the Intersection of VR and Neuroscience

  • Developpez: La FAA Utilise Julia Pour Son Système d'Évitement de Collision Aéroporté de Nouvelle Génération

  • Washington University in St. Louis: Team Developing Tool to Handle Big Data Generated by Advanced Imaging Tool

  • ScienceAdvances: The Structural Plasticity of Nucleic Acid Duplexes Revealed by WAXS and MD

  • Fortune India: Why Free and Open Source Software Is in Vogue Now

  • Built In: 9 Data Science Programming Languages to Know

  • InfoWorld: Eclipse Hosts Visual Studio Code Extensions Marketplace

  • Yale School of Public Health: Virtual Public Health Modeling Course Offered at Yale

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