Friday, 22 August 2008

Hundreds of copies of F# for Scientists bought by Microsoft

In 2007, Microsoft commissioned us to translate our extremely popular book OCaml for Scientists from the open source OCaml language to their .NET-based alternative F#, that was created partly due to the extensive success of OCaml within Microsoft.

The result, F# for Scientists, was published by John Wiley & Sons earlier this month and Microsoft are so impressed that they have already bought 570 copies for internal use and intend to buy hundreds more by the end of the year.

This indicates that F# for Scientists may even overtake OCaml for Scientists to become the world's most profitable book on functional programming.

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