Download location: http://code.google.com/p/julialang/downloads/list.
Currently, Julia is available only for 32-bit Windows.
On Mac, a Julia-version.dmg file is provided, which contains Julia.app. Installation is the same as any other Mac software. You need OS X Lion (10.7) or later to use the precompiled binaries. Julia works with OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), but needs to be built from source.
Instructions will be added here as more linux distributions start including julia. If your Linux distribution is not listed here, you should still be able to run julia by building from source.
Graphics in Julia are available through external packages. These packages are under heavy development and take different approaches towards graphics and plotting.
Gaston provides an interface to gnuplot. Gaston also includes detailed documentation and examples in its manual. Add the Gaston package to your Julia installation with the following commond on the Julia prompt:
In order to use Gaston, install gnuplot. Gnuplot is widely used, and binaries are available for all platforms.
Winston provides 2D plotting capabilities for Julia. Add the Winston package to your Julia installation with the following command on the Julia prompt:
Gadfly is an implementation of a Wickham-Wilkinson style grammar of graphics in Julia. Add the Gadfly package to your Julia installation with the following command on the Julia prompt: