# Haskell and mathematics

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* [[Books and tutorials/Mathematics|Mathematics textbooks using Haskell]] | * [[Books and tutorials/Mathematics|Mathematics textbooks using Haskell]] | ||

+ | * The [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:Math category of math libraries] on the Hackage library database. | ||

* A growing [[Libraries_and_tools/Mathematics|collection of Haskell math libraries]]. | * A growing [[Libraries_and_tools/Mathematics|collection of Haskell math libraries]]. | ||

* There has been a long tradition of mechanised reasoning in and about Haskell. | * There has been a long tradition of mechanised reasoning in and about Haskell. |

## Revision as of 20:12, 25 October 2007

Haskell is growing in popularity among mathematicians. As one blogger put it:

- "after my involving myself in the subject, one thing that stands out is the relatively low distance between thought expressed in my ordinary day-to-day mathematical discourse, and thought expressed in Haskell code."

and

- "How can Haskell not be the programming language that all mathematicians should learn?"

To paraphrase Hilbert ("Physics is too complicated for Physicists"), the relative obscurity of Haskell (a language with a strict notion of functions, higher-order-functions, and types) amongst mathematicians may be that:

- "Haskell is too mathematical for many mathematicians."

This page collects resources for using Haskell to do mathematics:

- Mathematics textbooks using Haskell
- The category of math libraries on the Hackage library database.
- A growing collection of Haskell math libraries.
- There has been a long tradition of mechanised reasoning in and about Haskell.
- Articles on computational and category theoretic branches of mathematics, and their role as a foundation for programming and Haskell itself.
- Articles about Haskell and mathetmatics
- A mathematical class hierarchy for Haskell. An initiative to develop a mathematically sound algebraic class hierarchy for Haskell.