Programming Books

12 Best Free Books to Learn about Haskell

5. Happy Learn Haskell Tutorial Volume 1 by Hal Daumé III

Happy Learn Haskell Tutorial Happy Learn Haskell Tutorial aims to make learning Haskell fun. It offers a gentle method to learn functional programming together.

You will start from the absolute beginning, so you don’t need to know any programming knowledge. On the other hand, if you’ve had some frustrations with Haskell in the past, then this way of explaining might be just the ticket.

The authors are working on Volume 2 which is presently in beta.

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6. Haskell Tutorial for C Programmers by Eric Etheridge

Haskell Tutorial for C Programmers

This book assumes that the reader is familiar with C/C++, Python, Java, or Pascal.

The original form of the tutorial was available under a Creative Commons License, specifically Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.

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7. Beautiful Code, Compelling Evidence by J.R. Heard

Beautiful Code, Compelling EvidenceHaskell has an excellent binding to Cairo. Three other things make Haskell ideally suited to information visualization and visual analytics: a well-thought out and extensible library of generic data structures, lazy evaluation, and the separation of data transformation code from input/output inherent in a pure functional programming language. Visualizations written in Haskell tend naturally to break up into portions of reusable and visualization specific code.

Thus, programs for visualization written in Haskell maintain readability and reusability as well or better than Python, but do not suffer the performance problems of an interpreted language.

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8. Exploring Generic Haskell by Andres Löh

Exploring Generic HaskellThis thesis is an exploration — an exploration of a language extension of the functional programming language Haskell. The extension is called Generic Haskell, albeit the name has been used to refer to different objects over the last several years: Many papers have described different proposals, features, variations, and generations of the language.

One purpose of this thesis is to do away with at least part of this fuzziness: everything is described in a common notation and from a single starting point. The other purpose is to simply give a complete overview of the language: we will systematically explain the core features of Generic Haskell, and several extensions, all with motivating examples and details on how the features can be implemented.

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