[Haskell-cafe] Examples of using Haskell for mathematics
John Goerzen
jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue May 27 09:48:19 EDT 2008
On Monday 26 May 2008 1:08:49 pm Brent Yorgey wrote:
> 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.
>
> -Brent
You might find
http://changelog.complete.org/posts/339-Why-I-Love-Haskell-In-One-Simple-Example.html
interesting. It may not be exactly what you are looking for. There will
likely be an extended (and refined) presentation of this in Real World
Haskell.
-- John
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