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Oh, The Humanity!
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over 5 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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[Part 8 of the FScheme series ] 'set', 'begin', 'define' Here we implement chapters 10 and 11 of Bill Hails’ book . We’re about to do something hideous and horrible to the language (and to our interpreter). We’re about to add assignment...
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No Wait, Macro the Ultimate!
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over 5 years ago
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[Part 7 of the FScheme series ] The Soul of Scheme We’re now getting into the languageoriented features of Scheme. This is why Scheme is one of my very favorite languages. Scheme is of course a multiparadigm language; functional, imperative...
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What's Lisp Without Lists?!
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over 5 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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[Part 6 of the FScheme series ] Once again, I must plug Bill Hails’ book Lists How could we even be pretending this is Lisp when we have yet to add lists! We need to add the standard ‘cons’, ‘car’, and ‘cdr’...
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What ‘letrec’ Can’t Do
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[Part 5 of the FScheme series ] In this series I’m glossing over all the gory details. You really should read Bill Hails’ book ! Simultaneous 'let' We just added ‘letrec’ to solve the issue of bindings referring back to...
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Rinse and Recurse
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[Part 4 of the FScheme series ] Recursive ‘let’ Normal ‘let’ can’t be used to bind names to recursive expressions (ones referring back to the names) because the expressions end up being evaluated in the calling environment...
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Lambda the Ultimate!
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over 5 years ago
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[Part 3 of the FScheme series ] Continuing along in Bill Hails’ book . Be sure to follow the previous posts . Lambda Now we’re going to add the allpowerful ‘lambda’! Since we’ve already done all the environment...
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Just ‘let’ Me Be Already!
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over 5 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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[Part 2 of the FScheme series ] Still working through Bill Hails’ awesome book . Adding to the FScheme interpreter from this previous post . Now we’ll add ‘let’. To do this we’re changing the evaluation model into an environment...
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Ants
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over 5 years ago
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Gram's blog has been pretty fun to follow. Like with Project Euler , I constantly want to implement each thing he talks about (e.g. Monadic Coconuts , Towers of Hanoi ). Here now is " The Wondering Ant ": open System.Drawing open System.Windows...
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Monadic Piles of Coconuts
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over 6 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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After reading the “coconut” problem over on my friend’s blog , I thought it would be fun to solve it with a silly brute force approach. First, go read his post and then come back here. let take n = let m = n  1 // give one to...
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Towers of Hanoi
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over 6 years ago
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A friend of mine is starting a pretty fun looking math blog . His first post is on Towers of Hanoi . I'm sure he'll tackle it with some slick mathematics, but my usual M.O. is to convert everything to code. I remember this "Hello Recursive World" from...
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TinyRPN Calculator
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over 6 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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It’s fun dorking around with the HP 41CX emulator on the iPhone. It’s a nearperfect rendition. I forgot how much I loved RPN calculators. The 48GX looks even more interesting with Reverse Polish Lisp but I haven’t figured out how to use it yet. The 41CX...
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Babbage’s Difference Engine
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over 6 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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";" galleryimg="no"> Babbage's Difference Engine is pretty fascinating. I had wanted to go see the one on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, but now Nathan Myhrvold has the thing back in his living room! Maybe I’ll build...
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Project Euler Problem #7
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over 6 years ago
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Find the 10001st prime let naturals = Seq.unfold ( fun i > Some(i, i + 1 )) let primes = naturals 2 > Seq.filter ( fun n > seq { 2.. int (sqrt (float n)) } > Seq.forall ( fun x > n % x <> 0 )) Seq.nth 10000 primes
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Project Euler Problem #6
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Difference between sum of the squares and the square of the sum of 1  100 : ( fun ns > let sqr x = x * x (sqr (List.sum ns))  (List.map sqr ns > List.sum) ) [1..100]
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Project Euler Problem #5
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Smallest number divisible by each of 1 to 20 : First cut (takes almost an hour to execute!): let isFactor n d = n % d = 0 {1..Int32.MaxValue} > Seq.find ( fun n > [1..20] > List.forall (isFactor n)) Second cut (takes a...
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Project Euler Problem #4
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Largest palindrome from product of two 3digit numbers : let isPalendrome n = let s = n.ToString() > List.of_seq s = List.rev s seq { for a in 100..999 do for b in a..999 > a * b } > Seq.filter isPalendrome > Seq.max
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Project Euler Problem #3
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Largest prime factor of 600851475143 : let primeFactors n = let isFactor n d = n % d = 0L let nextFactor n d = seq {d..n} > Seq.find (isFactor n) (n, 2L, []) > Seq.unfold ( fun (n, d, a) > if isFactor n d then Some(d, ((n...
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Project Euler Problem #2
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Sum of even terms in Fibonacci sequence which are < fourmillion : (1, 1) > Seq.unfold ( fun (a, b) > Some(a, (b, a + b))) // fibs > Seq.takeWhile ( fun x > x <= 4000000) > Seq.filter ( fun x > x % 2 = 0) ...
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Project Euler Problem #1
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over 6 years ago
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Project Euler is pretty darn cool. It’s a bunch of mathematical problems that require programming to solve. I’m having fun doing them in F#. They start very simple but quickly become more difficult. Problem 1 is to find the sum of all the multiples...
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Turtle Soup
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over 6 years ago
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I've been reading Seymour Papert 's Mindstorms book about Logo ; very interesting! I'm just dying to add Turtle Graphics to my little toy language from last post (BTW, a friend suggested I call it "Ape" and I think I will!). Logo with a twist What...
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Ape  New Toy Language
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over 6 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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I read “ Thinking Fourth ” and also played with Joy and Cat some time ago, but honestly I had written them off as “toy” languages. Recently I’ve had renewed interest in concatenative languages after watching Slava Pestov’s...
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Cryptarithm
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over 6 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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A recent post to the Puzzles and Logic Problems alias at work: The problem below is an example of a cryptarithm – a basic math problem made more difficult by obscuring each digit with a letter or other symbol. B A R...
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The Lambda Calculus
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over 7 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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Mads Torgersen’s post the other day was very cool! The first time I really understood Lambda Calculus was from this little 8page paper . Relating it to Scheme made it stick for me. After reading Dr. T’s post I was just now having some fun playing with...
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Sweeping Mines... Functionally
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over 8 years ago
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Ashley Nathan Feniello
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Mr. GeekRaver and I were walking between buildings and, for some reason, talking about how silly it is that good ol’ Minesweeper was “glossed up” for Vista. He said he had written it for DOS in some tiny amount of C code ( http://www.bradygirl.com/Work...
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Streams
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over 8 years ago
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These SICP lectures are great I tell ya! The two lectures on Streams (6a/6b) talk about implementing things with lazy lists. His examples are in Scheme but here’s my translation to C# using some of the new features in 3.0. For example, here is a lazy...
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