Should I learn Julia to perform statistical modeling?

julia
analytics

#1

Hi,

I read about Julia and found it more dynamic language with very good performance. It sounds good and thought to learn it but I’ve already put a lot of time to learn other languages like SAS and R. Can you suggest that should I learn Julia and why?

Thanks,
Rahul


#2

Rahul,

Julia, as a language is still under development.

Whether to learn it or not, depends on what you want to achieve after learning it. If you are doing something, which it taking a lot of time on R or you are hitting limitations of your machine with R, you can think about learning Julia.

However, do not expect same eco-system and level of maturity as is available in R today.

Regards,
Kunal