Is Julia "ready" to replace Matlab and Fortran?

- The language? Yes
- The environment (e.g. tools, infrastructure, online help, etc.)? Not for everyone quite yet.

- A PhD student in your first 2 years
- A researcher working on computationally intensive applications (e.g. you use Fortran, or run Matlab for days at a time)
- Someone who relies on specialized pacakges to solve problems (e.g. differential equations)
- Have a general interest in computational economics,

Until Julia replaces Matlab...

Some Julia packages to get a flavor for what the language can make possible