[Haskell-cafe] Most used functions in hackage

Dmitry Vyal akamaus at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 08:57:18 CET 2013

On 01/29/2013 11:21 AM, Casey Basichis wrote:
> Is there any link that counts the use of all functions in all packages 
> in Hackage and lists them by frequency or by other stats?
> I'm still new to haskell but I've been working my way through tons and 
> tons of tutorials and books. It would be very helpful to target in on 
> the current reality of the most critical functions.
Hello Casey,

You can use Hoogle http://www.haskell.org/hoogle/ to get information 
about a particular function or to find a function by a part of it's 

While it's helpful to carefully study some basic modules like Prelude 
function by function, I don't think it's a good approach in general. I 
suggest you to look for reviews of popular modules. Personally, I found 
"24 days of hackage" http://ocharles.org.uk/blog/ to be quite 
informative. I wouldn't argue it's a best source for a beginner, but at 
least it gives quite a broad perspective.

Best regards,

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