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Thank you for your interest in this textbook! It has been carefully developed over the past few years to give you a smooth and gentle ramp-up into the world of functional programming, as taught using the functional parts of F#. If it helps you to learn the ins and outs of practical functional programming, please recommend it to others.

Table of Contents

- Notation and conventions
- Whitespace conventions

- Setup
- F# files
- F# interactive

- Introduction
- Immutability
- Expressions
- Functions
- First-class functions
- Referentialtransparency
- Purity

- Exercises
- Basics
- Operators
- Patterns

- Exercises
- Functions
- Curried functions
- Function types
- Operators

- Exercises
- Tutorial
- Extensions

- Match expressions
- Mapping functions

- Exercises
- Tutorial
- Extensions

- Can you be helped?
- Scepticalepsy
- Analogiculosis
- Functionalophobia
- Syntactic dyslexia
- Hypopractical psychosis
- Space dysmorphopsia

- Iteration
- More efficient recursion

- Exercises
- Tutorial
- Square root
- Chocolate wrappers

- Basic data structures
- Tuples and Records
- Discriminated unions
- Comparison
- ``as'' patterns

- Exercises
- Tutorial
- Commission of Sales

- Type theory
- Type-safety
- Parametric polymorphism
- Type inference
- Type errors
- Generic composite types

- Exercises
- Lists
- Comparison

- Exercises
- Useful functions
- Strings
- Catastrophic errors
- Options and Results
- List operations
- Sequence functions
- Mathematical functions

- Exercises
- Functional techniques
- Higher-order functions
- Closures

- Exercises
- Tutorial
- Extensions

- Lambda calculus
- Basics
- True and false
- Practical impact

- Answers
- Page 7
- Page 13
- Page 19
- Page 25
- Page 33
- Page 41
- Page 49
- Page 53
- Page 59
- Page 63

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