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Thursday, June 22 • 11:28am - 12:04pm
QML.jl: Cross-platform GUIs for Julia

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The QML.jl (https://github.com/barche/QML.jl) package enables using the QML markup language from the Qt library to build graphical user interfaces for Julia programs. The package follows the recommended Qt practices and promotes separation between the GUI code and application logic. After a short introduction of these principles, the first topic of this talk will be the basic communication between QML and Julia, which happens through Julia functions and data (including composite types) stored in context properties. Using just a few basic building blocks, this makes all of the QML widgets available for interaction with Julia. The next part of the talk deals with Julia-specific extensions, such as the Julia ListModel, interfacing with the display system and GLVisualize and GR.jl support. These features will be illustrated using live demos, based on the examples in the QML.jl repository. Finally, some ideas for extending and improving the package will be listed, soliciting many contributions hopefully.target audience for this talk is anyone interested in developing GUIs for their Julia application with a consistent look on OS X, Linux and Windows. All user-facing code is pure Julia and QML, no C++ knowledge is required to use the package.


Speakers
BJ

Bart Janssens

Royal Military Academy
I am an associate professor at the mechanics department of the Royal Military Academy. For my Ph.D., I worked on Coolfluid, a C++ framework for computational fluid dynamics with a domain specific language. My interest in Julia is sparked by its powerful metaprogramming functional... Read More →


Thursday June 22, 2017 11:28am - 12:04pm
East Pauley Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, CA