Package latency and what developers can do to reduce it
2021-07-29, 19:00–19:30 (UTC), Blue

Package latency remains one of the chief complaints among Julia users. While recent improvements in Julia have reduced the problem, the opportunity for additional progress is large. In this talk I'll analyze latency from a package developer's standpoint, describing some of the factors that affect latency and how improvements in package design can reduce it. I will briefly exhibit tools that can help identify opportunities for improvement.

Timothy E. Holy is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. His lab combines technological innovation with analysis of the rules governing neuronal function and computation. His work on Julia includes contributions to the type system, the array and broadcasting infrastructure, the standard library, and developer tools like the profiler, debugger, Revise, and many others.

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