This book covers introductory material in the areas of functional programming, .NET and scientific computing. It covers the basic syntax and main aspects of the language without in depth computer science, making the information as accessible as possible and providing practically-important and enlightening examples. Screen shots of development using Visual Studio are used to illustrate compilation,debugging and interactive use. Complete examples of a few whole programs are also provided.
Jon Harrop, PhD, has taught mathematics, biology, and computer science. He founded Flying Frog Consultancy; has produced several products for computational scientists, including the book OCaml for Scientists; and has consulted for high-tech companies on the commercial use of functional programming languages.