I mentioned to a friend that I was learning Julia for a project, and he asked: “Why?”. The answer is that I need to use a Julia only library. However, there are some nice features that I’d like to share. My primary languages are Python and R so although I know some of these features are available in other languages they were surprising to me. If you are looking for a full tutorial, I would suggest JuliaBox which gives out free Jupyter compute for Julia learners.