(NEW) Coding for non-programmers in Julia
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(NEW) Coding for non-programmers in Julia

Learn practical programming quickly
4.0 (58 ratings)
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Created by ShaoWei Teo
Last updated 1/2017
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Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 02:02:13
+ Questions you may have for me (Optional)
3 lectures 14:45

Hi there!

Note: The lectures are best viewed in 1080p.

I will talk about the course objective, my teaching style, and what you may want to do to maximise the takeaway from this course. This will give you a good idea of whether the course is suitable for you. It is also good to refer back to this big picture once in a while for us to reach a common understanding.

Preview 08:24

You may ask me, why not more familiar languages like Python, Ruby, C/C++, Java, etc?...

I will list the reason of using Julia instead of those languages you may have heard of. However, do not take my words for it, feel free to try this course for 30-days and see for yourself.

Preview 04:02

Ok, this concept of "Early access course" is very new to many of us, so here is a video explaining why we do it, how we do it, and how it affects you.

Preview 02:19

This is a good point to check whether we have the same expectation regarding this course.

Mutual understanding check
4 questions
+ Development environment
4 lectures 31:23

Before we can learn how to write code, we have to know where to write code, and how to write code easily...

Section introduction

We learn about JuliaBox, and we create a notebook for writing code.

Preview 06:23
JuliaBox basic
3 questions

We explore the functionalities of a JuliaBox notebook, focusing on the most helpful and commonly used ones.

JuliaBox notebook basic
JuliaBox notebook basic
5 questions

NOTE: The content may be too unfamiliar to non-programmers at first, so feel free to skim through once first, and come back to this here and there after finishing more lectures.

We look at advanced interface features, and how they affect our code writing.

Advanced interface concepts
Advanced interface concepts
5 questions
+ A better calculator
7 lectures 01:12:52

We perform elementary arithmetic operations, and learn about BODMAS, an important rule about arithmetic ordering.

Elementary arithmetic operations, and BODMAS (PEMDAS)
Elementary arithmetic operations, and BODMAS (PEMDAS)
3 questions

We briefly introduce function and its usefulness. Then, we look at some built-in functions in Julia, how to find them, and how to call them.

Calling mathematical functions
Calling mathematical functions
7 questions

How can we go far without any form of "coding checkpoint"? We store computed values to variables, and use the values stored in variables to make more calculations.

Storing variables
Storing variables
5 questions

Julia has a very flexible variable name system, and let us learn some practical tip on how to determine which names are allowed, and why some are better than the others.

Allowed variable names
Allowed variable names
4 questions

We have seen some operators, and we will be touching on some more of the useful ones.

More operators
More operators
4 questions
Excel in Julia without spreadsheet
Excel in Julia without spreadsheet
5 questions
Write your own functions
Write your own functions
5 questions
+ New unorganised content
1 lecture 03:14

Hi learners, it's been a while. Just me saying hi to you, and that I am working on exciting improvement to this course. Stay tune =)

Work in Progress - Updates
  • Bring your enthusiasm and an open mind to try things with us.
  • Your basic computer usage skill and reasoning skill. No other pre-requisite.
  • Your computer, with always-on internet access for using JuliaBox.
  • That's all folks! Leave your purse at home. We use JuliaBox to code online, which is free to use with a Google account.

This Julia beginner programming course is specifically designed for beginners to programming. In this course, you will not only learn a powerful programming language taught in MIT and Stanford, but also internalize practical programming techniques and habits. This will help you become a good programmer and problem-solver, aiding you to learn other languages. By the end of this course, you will have the basics of Julia and be capable and confident to continue learning programming on your own.

We will be using the Julia programming language to achieve our aim. Julia is a new language developed in MIT, and taught in major universities such as Stanford, Cornell University, Purdue University, and so on. It gathers the best practices from interpreted languages like Python, Ruby, Javascript, and the best from compiled languages like C/C++ and FORTRAN. It is easy to learn, yet very practical to do real development work. Some examples of what I have done on Julia include data processing, quick scripting of repetitive office tasks like mail merge, creating high-performance time-critical components like financial and cryptographic algorithms, writing interactive web applications, and the list goes on.

Everything in this course, from the way we present concepts in the lectures to make them easy to absorb; and the tricky questions in the quizzes that reveal your weakness in the content so we can work on it further; to the intellectual exchange we foster in the lecture discussions; everything is exquisitely crafted to maximise your learning potential with us.

There is not a need to take my word for it. There is a 30-day money back guarantee! Let the content do the talking for us.

See you in the course!

NOTE: This is an Early Access Course

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Is there any part of the course that you would like to change? Is the video too fast? Do I talk too slowly? Content too dry? Too simple? Too dense? Feedback to us, tell us the change you want and the reason to do so. We listen to what you would like to tell us, and will shape the course according to all feedback we received. Come, let's build this course together.

Who this course is for:
  • You are new to programming - We are careful in our choice of words to ensure that you understand us.
  • You tried toy programming and want to take it further - We keep all the fun, and make it practical.
  • You struggle with other programming course - We touch on the foundational techniques and habits of programming. You can go places easily after being with us.
  • You are interested in the Julia programming language - We are the first Udemy course to teach in Julia!
  • You want to be part of something big and awesome - Julia is the future of programming, and you are part of it now.