[Haskell-cafe] Data analysis with Haskell

Luke Palmer lrpalmer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 18:34:10 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Daniel Kraft <d at domob.eu> wrote:

> This was probably my fault at that time, because I surely did something
> completely wrong for the Haskell style.  However, I fear I could run into
> problems like that in the new project, too.  So I want to ask for your
> opinions, do you think Haskell is the right language to do data analysis of
> this kind?  And do you think it is hard for still beginner Haskell
> programmer to get this right so Haskell does not use up a lot of memory for
> thunks or list-overhead or things like that?

Haskell's memory performance *can* be quite subtle.

Here's my opinion though:  avoiding a language is a terrible way to learn
it.  If you want to learn Haskell, do your project in Haskell.

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