[Haskell-cafe] Examples of using Haskell for mathematics

Sterling Clover s.clover at gmail.com
Tue May 27 11:58:20 EDT 2008

Might be way too simple, but for pure elegance, the classic algorithm for
b-smooth numbers never ceases to make me feel all warm and fuzzy:



On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 9:48 AM, John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> wrote:

> 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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