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eggy · 2019-05-28 · Original thread
I like Julia for all of the libraries, the Lisp underneath, however, from the article:

"Many of the encodings are as immutable, purely functional data structures (even in imperative languages), a topic unfortunately omitted from many computer science curricula."

Julia and similar PLs don't express math like APL, J[1], Haskell[2], Scheme[3] or even Clojure can with immutable structures and function composition to name a couple. Sure you can write it in Julia, but I don't think the article is about creating math output in the Latexify.jl example, but how to code these math structures where certain languages can express them out of the box in an easier manner.




eggy · 2019-05-12 · Original thread
I loved working through Ken Iverson's, the creator of APL, books in J: "Calculus", "Algebra", and the "Concrete Math Companion" (a companion Knuth and Patashnik's book "Concrete Math" in J)[1].

I also like the Physics and Math in SICM (Structure and Interptretation of Classical Mechanics), and Scheme maps well to math equations, at least for me [2].

Julia does follow the way math is written, but I prefer Haskell. The book "The Haskell Road to Logic, Math and Programming" [3] is great, and this article on Geometric Algebra (GA) in Haskell is excellent [4].





dxhdr · 2013-11-03 · Original thread
The 2nd edition (2012) fixes this and recommends ghci --

Worth the purchase!

asolove · 2013-09-08 · Original thread
While there is no "royal road" to mathematics for programmers who don't care about proofs, there is a programmer's road to proofs for those interested in Math.

In fact, the book is even called "The Haskell Road to Logic, Maths and Programming" [0]. It covers mathematical notation, proof construction, and lots of interesting portions of discrete math that should be of interest to programmers. And large portions of the results are demonstrated or used in interesting Haskell programs.


stiff · 2012-02-16 · Original thread
There is a really nice book trying to teach exactly this (among other things) called "The Haskell Road To Logic, Maths and Programming":

Adaptive · 2011-10-18 · Original thread
For those interested in learning Haskell, I can recommend the lesser known "Haskell Road to Logic, Maths, and Programming":

It's great to go over old and new math concepts and do so while exploring Haskell.

gtani · 2010-07-21 · Original thread
this is sort of discrete math with haskell examples

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