F# to ship as part of Visual Studio 2010

Last year, the head of the Microsoft’s Developer Division, S. Somasegar, announced that Microsoft had begun investing in F# as one of Microsoft’s supported languages on the .NET platform. I am now thrilled to announce one result of this investment: F# will ship as part of Visual Studio 2010! Since the September 2008 CTP of…


What does this C# code look like in F#? (part one: expressions and statements)

A great blog from Brian McNamara on What does this C# code look like in F#?   …when you are new to a language (F#), it is sometimes useful to know how to transliterate from a well-known language (C#) for those cases where you just don’t know the idioms yet, but don’t want that to prevent you…


F# for Scientists online book club

So, it’s quite fun to stumble across the F# for Scientists online book club! And the next meeting is tonight! Welcome to the F# for Scientists Book Club!  Our next meeting is Monday, December 8th @ 7pm PST. We’ll be discussing Chapter 2: Program Structure Anyone can join you just need the following: The book!: http://is.gd/7TIv  Skype ID Microsoft SharedView


.NET Implementations of Excel Financial Functions, in F#

The one and only Luca Bolognese has released his model .NET implementations of Excel financial functions in F#. You can get it from here. What is it? This is a .NET library that provides the full set of financial functions from Excel. The main goal for the library is compatibility with Excel, by providing the same…


Some Recent F# Articles and Blogs

Lots of F#-related articles and blogs coming out at the moment. Here are a few that have caught my eye   ·         Brian McNamara does Texas Hold ‘Em hand evaluation in F# (part 1, part2, part3, part4)   ·         Kean Walmsley distributes his Autodesk University (SU) handouts on F#. AU Handouts: AutoCAD® .NET – Developing…


Coherent PDF announces Beta of .NET SDK for their PDF Command Line Toolkit, written in F#

  John Whitington of Coherent PDF recently announced the availability of a .NET SDK version of their PDF Command Line Toolokit, written in 20,000 lines of cross-compiling OCaml/F#. Here’s an excerpt of what he had to say on the F# list: Thanks for all your help with this project thus far. We’re almost ready to…


"From Parallel F# to Parallel FPGAs", from Avalda

One of the most intriguing F# announcements recently is “Avalda FPGA Developer“. Here’s the descripton from Stephen Afande, the brains behind Avalda: The compiler enables folks to compile [a subset of] F# code to an HDL netlist output suitable for running on an FPGA. From Avalda’s home page: compile parallel F# scripting code to FPGA netlist…


TrueSkill machine learning samples updated for F# CTP and units of measure

Ralf Herbrich has updated both the TrueSkill in F# and TrueSkill Through Time samples to both work with the new F# September 2008 CTP and to use unit-of-measure with the Gaussian belief distributions.   Ralf says: Following the publication of the F# source code for the TrueSkill Through Time paper, we have used the same inference library…


F# Job: Senior role at Credit Suisse in Functional Programming

Credit Suisse is seeking to recruit an expert in functional programming for a senior role in the Global Modelling and Analytics Group (GMAG) in the Securities Division. Cross-posted from http://cs.hubfs.net/forums/thread/7066.aspx: The group consists of about 140 people worldwide. The majority of the group are mathematicians engaged in developing mathematical models for financial products traded by…


F# CTP release update

It’s been a week now since we posted the F# September 2008 CTP release, and it’s been fantastic to see the great response from existing and new F# users alike. We’ve received a lot of good feedback too, and a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to email us with suggestions…