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:"How can Haskell not be the programming language that all mathematicians should learn?"
 
:"How can Haskell not be the programming language that all mathematicians should learn?"
 
To paraphrase Hilbert ([http://www.autoren-heute.de/wissenschaft/trans_html/Physiker/index.html "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:
 
This page collects resources for using Haskell to do mathematics:
   
 
* [[Books and tutorials/Mathematics|Mathematics textbooks using Haskell]]
 
* [[Books and tutorials/Mathematics|Mathematics textbooks using Haskell]]
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* The [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:Math category of math libraries] on the Hackage library database.
 
* A growing [[Libraries_and_tools/Mathematics|collection of Haskell math libraries]].
 
* A growing [[Libraries_and_tools/Mathematics|collection of Haskell math libraries]].
 
* There has been a long tradition of mechanised reasoning in and about Haskell.
 
* There has been a long tradition of mechanised reasoning in and about Haskell.
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** [[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]
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* [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.
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* [[Mathematical prelude discussion]]: Initiatives to develop a mathematically sound algebraic class hierarchy for Haskell.
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* [[Z4]] - a Ro/Haskell page with a small (not complete) implementation of Z4, as part of the Project "Boosting your Maths. Faculty with Haskell" . See paragraph # 3, on page [[Z4]]
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Math papers using Haskell:
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* [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kw/pubs/conway.pdf Proving Conway's Lost Cosmological Theorem with Haskell]
   
 
[[Category:Community]]
 
[[Category:Community]]

Latest revision as of 23:18, 31 January 2009

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?"

This page collects resources for using Haskell to do mathematics:

Math papers using Haskell: