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The Haskell School of Music: From Signals to Symphonies

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This is a textbook on functional programming in Haskell, with a strong focus on computer music concepts and applications. The book describes Euterpea, a computer music library developed in Haskell, that allows programming computer music applications both at the note level and the signal level. The book also teaches functional programming in Haskell from scratch.
353 pages
Published July 2018 by Cambridge University Press
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Mark Seemann
May 07, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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A mostly frustrating experience, with a few good parts.

This is a typical textbook, and I usually approach these as deliberate study objects. I set aside one hour each morning for working with the book, which included doing the exercises, typing in code examples, and so on. I started this one in late May 2019, but then put it on pause in late July. That wasn't the book's fault, though, but because I had too much else on my plate at the time. I picked it up again in February 2020 and have been wor
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Jim Snavely
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read alot of books about functional programming, and Haskell, and this one is one of my favorites - because its about making music with code. Its fun and intuitive. It presents functional programming as a means to an end, not an end itself. This book is freely available online. ...more
Sergey Shishkin
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good introduction to functional programming with Haskell, especially for those interested in music theory, computer music or practicing musical instruments. I mostly picked up a very nice and concise usage of Haskell type system for encoding standard music notation as internal DSL.
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