F#, Imperative Languages and Identifiers

OMG!  I got pulled off my usual job of doing a bunch of things and have been focused on getting students involved in the Imagine Cup Software Design Invitational in the United States.  Then it was Christmas and I ate to many cookies, etc.  Finally I ignored my one comment from a int19h, and when…

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F# variables or a return to BASIC?

In the example I used in the past post utilized the “let” command and it didn’t have any data type, what’s up with that?  Oh it gets worse, the identifier (not variable) are immutable.  That is the memory location of the identifier cannot be modified.  To create an mutable identifier you have to declare the identifier…

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Using F# to solve a standard engineering problem

F# has many interesting features, such as the use of lists, maps, and so forth. There are many blogs and websites dedicated to discussing the computer science side of F#, and for good reason the language supports these types of efforts. However, what about the rest of the computational users, for instance engineering students who…

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Happy Birthday John Blackus, inventor of FORTRAN

Dec. 3 is the birthday of John Blackus, he was one of the principle inventors of FORTRAN, see the article found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FORTRAN In my opinion, John Blackus best quote describing a motivation to continue to create programming systems: · “Much of my work has come from being lazy. I didn’t like writing programs, and…

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