# Haskell and mathematics

### From HaskellWiki

(Difference between revisions)

DonStewart (Talk | contribs) (point to hackage) |
DonStewart (Talk | contribs) |
||

Line 19: | Line 19: | ||

** [[Libraries_and_tools/Theorem_provers|Theorem provers]] |
** [[Libraries_and_tools/Theorem_provers|Theorem provers]] |
||

* [[Mathematics|Articles]] on computational and category theoretic branches of mathematics, and their role as a foundation for programming and Haskell itself. |
* [[Mathematics|Articles]] on computational and category theoretic branches of mathematics, and their role as a foundation for programming and Haskell itself. |
||

− | * [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Blog_articles/Mathematics Articles about Haskell and mathetmatics] |
+ | * [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Blog_articles/Mathematics Articles about Haskell and mathematics] |

* [[Haskell and mathematics/Hierarchy|A mathematical class hierarchy for Haskell]]. An initiative to develop a mathematically sound algebraic class hierarchy for Haskell. |
* [[Haskell and mathematics/Hierarchy|A mathematical class hierarchy for Haskell]]. An initiative to develop a mathematically sound algebraic class hierarchy for Haskell. |
||

+ | |||

+ | Math papers using Haskell: |
||

+ | |||

+ | * [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kw/pubs/conway.pdf Proving Conway's Lost Cosmological Theorem with Haskell] |
||

[[Category:Community]] |
[[Category:Community]] |

## Revision as of 20:42, 16 January 2008

Haskell is growing in popularity among mathematicians. As one blogger put it:

- "after my involving myself in the subject, one thing that stands out is the relatively low distance between thought expressed in my ordinary day-to-day mathematical discourse, and thought expressed in Haskell code."

and

- "How can Haskell not be the programming language that all mathematicians should learn?"

To paraphrase Hilbert ("Physics is too complicated for Physicists"), the relative obscurity of Haskell (a language with a strict notion of functions, higher-order-functions, and types) amongst mathematicians may be that:

- "Haskell is too mathematical for many mathematicians."

This page collects resources for using Haskell to do mathematics:

- Mathematics textbooks using Haskell
- The category of math libraries on the Hackage library database.
- A growing collection of Haskell math libraries.
- There has been a long tradition of mechanised reasoning in and about Haskell.
- Articles on computational and category theoretic branches of mathematics, and their role as a foundation for programming and Haskell itself.
- Articles about Haskell and mathematics
- A mathematical class hierarchy for Haskell. An initiative to develop a mathematically sound algebraic class hierarchy for Haskell.

Math papers using Haskell: