How to Install Julia in an anaconda environment?
Julia is a high-level open-source programming language, developed by MIT. It is a dynamic, high-performance programming language that is used to perform operations in scientific computing. Anaconda is a free and open-source distribution of the programming languages Python and R programming languages for scientific computing, data processing, and data analytics. It includes Jupyter, Spyder, and a powerful CLI to manage the development environment. Let’s discuss how to install Julia programming language in an anaconda environment.
Installation of Julia in an anaconda environment
Step 1: Click here to download the latest version of Anaconda.
Step 2: Next, install Anaconda
$ bash Anaconda3-2022.05-Linux-x86_64.sh
Step 3: Verify the installation.
$ conda –version
Step 4: Create and activate a new environment by using conda cli.
$ conda create -n <env-name>
$ conda activate <env-name>
Step 5: Finally, install Julia from the conda-forge channel.
$ conda install -c conda-forge julia
Step 6: Finally, verify the installation by opening Julia REPL
Compiling Julia files
We can also compile Julia files using julia-cli. For now, I have created a very basic julia file that outputs “Geeks for Geeks”.
Now, compile the file
$ julia filename.jl
Using IJulia on Jupyter Notebook
We can also use Julia with Jupyter Notebook by installing the IJulia package.
Step 1: Open the Julia REPL
Step 2: Install IJulia package from Julia CLI
> using Pkg
Step 3: Open Jupyter Notebook
$ jupyter notebook
Step 4: Click on “New” on the top right corner and create a new notebook.