Saturday, 5 May 2007

F# for Visualization

The F# programming language from Microsoft Research provides an excellent basis for a modern technical computing environment:

Specifically, the core language is wonderfully elegant and, as a .NET language, interoperability with existing libraries couldn't be simpler.

We intend to boost the functionality of F# by providing add-on libraries for numerical computing, visualization and symbolic mathematics. In fact, work has already begun on a graphics library that combines lightning-fast access to DirectX with the simplicity of BASIC programming.

For a limited time only, a beta release of this software is freely available on our site, with three demo programs (complete with Visual Studio projects) and even a tutorial video!

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