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(>>=) Lets do Haskell, together.

Haskell is hard, and cats are busy, but if they can do it so can we.   

We gonna take Haskell by storm, with a book and video series. We will meet every two weeks and knock off a couple of chapters and accompanying videos. By the time we are down we will be Hask(>>=)Kats, which are side-effect free happy kitties after they grow up. 

The pdf is in the file section of this site. 

Please download and install the G.H.C. (Glasgow Haskell Compiler) which is part of: 

For OSX-Maverick here's some special instructions, thanks to Kat: 

here  is the link to the video:

NOTE! the Haskell-platform, has all the tools we'll need and then some. The book and video both use the deprecated Hugs compiler; it works okay; but the renowned Glasgow Haskell Compiler  7.6.x included in the Haskell-platform, is the current standard. When it's installed and you open a command prompt (terminal) and type ghci you should get the prelude prompt, Prelude>. And you are ready to go. Those using windows might have an easier time with WinGHCi, which makes loading modules easier. Any text editor will do, but some do a better job of highlighting and such. Popular choices are Emacs, Vim, and Sublime. 

and we'll collect illustrative examples and post them to:

Extra Haskell  goodness from "Learn your a Haskell for greater good":

Good video for early chapters of "Learn You a Haskell . . ."

answers to questions in Hutton's book.

QuickCheck is such a cool testing library, all the other F.P. languages steal from it.

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  • E\/IE B.

    Of Course I thought it was great, 'Cause you all made it that way. The turnout, the enthusiasm, the diversity. A CS Teacher and his former students reunite. I for one couldn't be happier with what we have undertaken.

    December 13, 2013

    • Mike Z.

      Truth be told - Etesh and i have been in regular touch -- it was awesome to see Danielle and also meet another Stuyvie in Ben Hsu along with everyone else.

      December 13, 2013

  • Kat C.

    24 days of hackage

    December 8, 2013

  • Amar M.

    Sorry about the late notice. Not feeling well. Will have to miss todays meetup.

    December 8, 2013

  • Danielle S.

    Soooooo, I assume I can just get away with `brew install haskell-platform`, right?

    December 3, 2013

  • Aysylu G.

    Sadly, I won't be able to attend, as I'm hosting out of town guests this weekend.

    December 2, 2013

  • Drew W.

    unfortunately going to miss Sunday - have a conflict.

    December 2, 2013

  • Nikola

    I'll be out of town for Thanksgiving as well. Can you point me in the direction of some resources needed for installation/setup?

    November 18, 2013

    • Nikola

      Hey Ryan, thanks for the link. Step 3 is a little fuzzy to me. What exactly are we doing here? What is the process for installing the Haskell platform?

      November 24, 2013

    • Nikola

      For answer my own question:
      After you install gcc just download and install the Haskell Platform from http://www.haskell.or...­

      after installing, type ''ghci" in your shell to confirm you have things set up properly.

      November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As an Alley Member, I may just crash!

    2 · November 24, 2013

    • Pierre de L.

      Sleep is good for the soul. Cats sleep a lot. :-)

      1 · November 24, 2013

  • Jeff P.

    I'm guessing this group is at least tangentially insipred by this viral (for Haskell) video:

    If not, where do I click to unsubscribe?

    2 · November 24, 2013

  • Hongchang W.

    Do I need a copy of this book for the meetup?

    November 20, 2013

    • E\/IE B.

      No but it helps. And it's in the file section of this site, let me know if you have trouble accessing it.

      1 · November 21, 2013

  • romy

    "meeowwwww", said the Haskell kittens. 'rawwwr' roared Romy. `map (+catnip) [kitten1..kitten10]`

    2 · November 16, 2013

    • Pierre de L.

      Produces a new list of side-effect free happy kitties? :-)

      1 · November 16, 2013

    • Christina G.

      hahaha! I get it.

      1 · November 18, 2013

  • Christina G.

    officially out of town for Thanksgiving but look forward to the next one

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm telling you, googling "Haskell for Cats" is not easy.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Pierre de L.


    November 15, 2013

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