These instructions assume that you have already installed Juno. If you have not yet installed Juno, please see the Installation Instructions.
The Command Palette
To open the command panel, use
Ctrl+Shift+p or go to Packages > Command Palette > Toggle. In the command palette you can search for common commands. For example, type in "julia" and you will see the commands which relate to Julia (and the keyboard shortcuts for the commands).
Opening the Console Window
To open the console, use the command
Ctrl+o, or go to Packages > Julia > Open Console. This will open a window with the title console. To use the console, simply type in a command and hit
Enter. This will run the command in Julia (the first time a command is run, the connection between Julia and Atom will be installed, taking a bit more time). To clear the console, use the command
Ctrl+j followed by
Using the console is similar to using the REPL. For example, to enter multi-line input, use
Ctrl+Enter. Tab completion will be available with a window for selecting the desired completion (which can be scrolled through using the arrow keys). Juno also features enhanced displaying of output types. For example, types like
Array show an arrow on the side. By clicking on the header for this output you will expand the array in the console. Note that floating point numbers truncate their displays as well: to see more digits, click on the number.
You can evaluate your Julia code inline by navigating your cursor to the appropriate code and hitting
Ctrl+Enter. This will run the code block that the cursor is contained in. For example, if you go to the top of a
for loop, it will evaluate the whole for loop, or if it's inside of a function, it will evaluate the function (i.e. create the function). To specifically choose which code to evaluate, highlight the appropriate parts and use
Ctrl+Enter. To evaluate the whole script, use
Juno also supports cell-based evaluation. A cell boundary is defined by a line starting with
# %%. You can easily navigate cells via
Alt-Down, evaluate them with
Alt-Enter, or evaluate a cell and move to the next one via
Activating the debugger
Activate the Juno debugger from the console like this:
Juno.@enter gcd(10, 20)
An editing pane will switch to the source for
gcd and you will be able to step through it using a debug controller or key bindings (see below). Your console which switch to a
debug> prompt, from which you can evaluate expressions that reference variables internal to
See Debugging for a step-by-step guide.
Common Keyboard Shortcuts
For MacOS, replace
Ctrl+Shift+p- Open the command panel
Ctrl+Enter- Evaluate at the cursor
Ctrl+Shift+Enter- Evaluate the current file
Ctrl+j Ctrl+o- Open the console
Ctrl+j Ctrl+c- Clear the console
Ctrl+j Ctrl+s- Start Julia
Ctrl+j Ctrl+k- Kill the Julia process
Ctrl+j Ctrl+r- Open a REPL
Ctrl+j Ctrl+p- Open the Plot Pane
Ctrl+j Ctrl-d- Get the documentation for the symbol under the cursor
Ctrl+j Ctrl-g- Go to the definition of the symbol under the cursor
F10- advance to next expression
F11- step into function call
Shift-F11- step out of function call
Adding Your Own Shortcuts
You can add custom commands and keybindings to julia, should you so wish. To create new commands, add something like the following to your
atom.packages.onDidActivatePackage (p) -> if p.name is 'julia-client' juno = p.mainModule atom.commands.add '.item-views > atom-text-editor', 'julia-client:clear-console-and-run-file', -> juno.runtime.evaluation.evalAll() juno.runtime.console.reset()
'.platform-win32 .item-views > atom-text-editor[data-grammar="source julia"]': 'ctrl-shift-alt-enter': 'julia-client:clear-console-and-run-file'
keymap.cson (you can get to both files via Settings > Open Config Folder). It's also possible to add new keybindings for existing commands, such as
Note that you will need to muck around with julia-client's internals for defining custom commands, so your code might break on new releases. You'll also need to figure out which functions you can use for what – julia-client's commands will probably be helpful for that.
Using the Plot Pane
Use of the plot pane will be automatic by plotting packages which support the interface. The following describes the package interactions in more depth.
The Plots.jl Ecosystem
Plots.jl supports usage of the plot pane with compatible backends. The backends which are compatible are:
plot command will plot to the plot pane by default. To open up a non-plot pane window, use the
gui() command. For example,
using Plots pyplot() # Choose a backend plot(rand(4,4)) # This will plot to the plot pane gui() # This will open up a separate interactive GUI window
Gadfly also will use the plot pane.
Using the Workspace Pane
A workspace pane is available for showing the variables declared in the workspace. To open the pane, go to Packages > Julia > Open Workspace.