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Julia is a programming language, that aims to create an unprecedented combination of ease-of-use, power, and efficiency in a single language.

Installation And Versions

tl;dr Use the julia_17-bin package.

The julia_17-bin package does not show up in the search, but it works.

There are a number of other julia* attributes, but most of them are broken. Work is ongoing to add macOS support.

  • stable packages are for Julia LTS versions, which are very old at this point. I believe 1.0-ish. You probably want something more recent.
  • bin packages are not built from source directly, but are instead built off of the official binaries released by Julia. Building Julia from source has proven to be quite a nightmare, so the -bin packages take the easy route. From the end-user perspective, -bin packages should be indistinguishable from source built ones.