Re: [Rd] Julia

From: Douglas Bates <>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:37:27 -0600

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Jeffrey Ryan <> wrote:
> Doug,
> Agreed on the interesting point - looks like it has some real promise.
>  I think the spike in interest could be attributable to Mike
> Loukides's tweet on Feb 20. (editor at O'Reilly)
> That is exactly the moment I stumbled upon it.

I think Jeff Bezanson attributes the interest to a blog posting by Viral Shah, another member of the development team, that hit Reddit. He said that, with Viral now in India, it all happened overnight for those in North America and he awoke the next day to find a firestorm of interest. I ran across Julia in the Release Notes of LLVM and mentioned it to Dirk Eddelbuettel who posted about it on Google+ in January. (Dirk, being much younger than I, knows about these new-fangled social media things and I don't.) mailing list Received on Thu 01 Mar 2012 - 17:45:15 GMT

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