[Haskell-cafe] Examples of using Haskell for mathematics

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Mon May 26 14:40:28 EDT 2008

>    Hi all!
>    In a couple weeks I will be giving a short (15-min.) talk to an audience
>    of mostly mathematicians, entitled "Executable Mathematics: A Whirlwind
>    Introduction to Haskell".  The idea will be to give a flavor of Haskell,
>    its uniquenesses, and why it is a great language for playing around with
>    mathematics, by way of some well-chosen examples.  There are definitely
>    plenty of such examples out there, and I've already found quite a few that
>    I might use, but I thought I would send an email to the cafe to ask
>    whether anyone has any code which you think particularly exemplifies some
>    aspect of why Haskell is a great language for mathematics.  I'm looking to
>    include a wide range of examples, so any length (from a few to hundreds of
>    lines of code) and any level (from simple number theory to things only a
>    few people in the world understand) are fair game.
>    Thanks in advance!  And yes, I will definitely make the slides available
>    after the talk.  I don't know if I can promise a video, I kind of doubt
>    the sessions will be videotaped.  I guess we'll see.

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