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Julia is a dynamically-typed programming language that was originally designed to address the needs of high-performance numerical analysis and computational science, without the typical need of separate compilation.

Julia is available as a module on Apocrita.


To run the default installed version of Julia, simply load the Julia module:

module load julia

then run Julia with a script file:

julia example.jl

Example jobs

Serial jobs

Here is an example job running on 1 core with 1GB RAM:

#$ -cwd
#$ -j y
#$ -pe smp 1
#$ -l h_rt=1:0:0
#$ -l h_vmem=1G

module load julia

Here is an example job running on 4 cores with 4GB RAM:

Core Usage

The modules for Julia will automatically set the JULIA_NUM_THREADS environment variable to match ${NSLOTS} (number of cores requested by the job script) when loaded.

If for some reason you manually add a --threads argument or manually export the JULIA_NUM_THREADS environment variable, please set it to the value of ${NSLOTS} to avoid overloading the compute nodes.

#$ -cwd
#$ -j y
#$ -pe smp 4
#$ -l h_rt=1:0:0
#$ -l h_vmem=1G

module load julia

Julia package management

The standard package manager for Julia 1.0 and newer is Pkg. To interface with Pkg, start the Julia application and press the ] key. To return to the original prompt, either press backspace when the input line is empty or press Ctrl+c.

Adding packages

Packages can be added with the add command followed by the name of the package. It is also possible to add multiple packages in one command.

(v1.0) pkg> add Example
 Resolving package versions...
 Installed Example - v0.5.1
  Updating `~/.julia/environments/v1.0/Project.toml`
  [7876af07] + Example v0.5.1
  (output redacted)

Removing packages

Packages can be removed using the rm command. If the package has not been loaded in the current project, the removal command will fail with a warning message.

(v1.0) pkg> rm Example
  Updating `~/.julia/environments/v1.0/Project.toml`
  [7876af07] - Example v0.5.1
  (output redacted)

Listing installed packages

To list the installed packages, run st (short for status).

(v1.0) pkg> st
    Status `~/.julia/environments/v1.0/Project.toml`
  [7876af07] Example v0.5.1

Testing packages

The tests for a package can be run using the test command:

(v1.0) pkg> test Example
   Testing Example
    Status `/tmp/456364.1.test.q/tmpgFlC6Y/Manifest.toml`
  [7876af07] Example v0.5.1
  [2a0f44e3] Base64  [`@stdlib/Base64`]
  [8ba89e20] Distributed  [`@stdlib/Distributed`]
  [b77e0a4c] InteractiveUtils  [`@stdlib/InteractiveUtils`]
  [8f399da3] Libdl  [`@stdlib/Libdl`]
  [37e2e46d] LinearAlgebra  [`@stdlib/LinearAlgebra`]
  [56ddb016] Logging  [`@stdlib/Logging`]
  [d6f4376e] Markdown  [`@stdlib/Markdown`]
  [9a3f8284] Random  [`@stdlib/Random`]
  [9e88b42a] Serialization  [`@stdlib/Serialization`]
  [6462fe0b] Sockets  [`@stdlib/Sockets`]
  [8dfed614] Test  [`@stdlib/Test`]
   Testing Example tests passed