## A quick and dirty implementation of Excel NORMINV in F#

A couple of weeks ago I posted an example implementation of Excel NORMINV function in C#, in there I mentioned that what I actually needed was an F# version, but I used C# as an stepping stone moving from the C++ version I originally found. Well, here...

## F#, the ACM, and the SEC

It all started with a twit from @mulambda: “Phil Wadler lists #fsharp as a candidate for SEC regulation spec language: http://tinyurl.com/2edfxka ” I downloaded the, nonetheless, Association for Computer Machinery answer to the Securities and Exchange...

## Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework Beta 2 available on Wednesday

This blog has been abandoned for the longest time :-\$ but I’ve got great news to try and re-inaugurate it (again): it’s just been announced that beta 2 for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 will be available the day after tomorrow, i.e. on October...

## Distance between adjacent points in F#

Let’s say you are given a list of data points: [7;5;12;8;5] And you are asked to find the distance between every adjacent pair, that is: [(7-5);(5-12);(12-8);(8-5)] = [2;-7;4;3] It turns out that there is an elegant solution to this problem: let rec pairs...

## Free F# libraries (well, almost)

In what was one of the very last PDC2008 sessions, Luca Bolognese did an encore presentation of F#, instead of trying to tell you what it was all about I invite you to watch the video (Luca is engaging and funny, and the session is so packed with information...

## Point distance, imperative vs. functional style

Let’s consider a silly simple algebra problem: given a specific point and a set of several other points, find the closest point in the set to the given point. One C# solution is:     1      static class PointMath    ...

## The first Visual F# CTP is here!

You leave on vacation for one short week and a lot happens... for example, Don Syme & co. have released the first F# CTP , well on the way (hopefully before this year's end) to put F# on the same level as C#, C++ or VB.NET. As far as I know, this...

## F# 1.9.4.19 runs out of the box with Mono in Linux

Don Syme just announced a minor update to the F# environment , minor may be but of great interest to a certain community: it so happens that at some point F# stopped working properly in Linux, a workaround was published (and it actually works, but you...

## A cool way to find out whether a number is palindromic

In this blog entry I proposed a solution to Problem 4 at Project Euler , a crucial element of the problem is to find out whether a number is a palindrome (909 is, 809 isn't), a bit out of laziness and a bit in order to reuse existing methods, I decided...

## New version of F# just released

In its way from research language to commercial language, Don Syme just announced that, silently, on May the 1st version 1.9.4.15 of F# was released .   This new version incorporates a number of specific enhancements (F# is now basically in stabilization...