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Anyone here using Julia in place of R or Matlab? A lot of data mining people use Python instead of R as R is very confined to just doing matrices (tables), Python offers more ease of use for general purpose tasks.. But now we have Julia which is blazing fast, has matrix and math operations built into the core. Has great low level support so you dont have to switch to C. And most of all it has very psuedocode-like syntax similar to Python/Ruby. The fact that its non-OO will also free it up from having code blocked inside class/object namespaces. I think this language has a lot of potential for backend web programming for something like the way js is used in node.