Tuesday night, I published v0.1.0 of Explorer, a library I’ve been working on to bring dataframes to Elixir. It’s been available through GitHub for a while, but the Hex release is more than just a milestone: by publishing the package on Hex, we’ve enabled Rustler Precompiled to do its thing. That means that now you can use Explorer without a Rust toolchain installed and without waiting for it to compile. Before you’d wait for up to five minutes to try it out, and now it’s basically instant.