APL will be 50 years old in November 2016 (50 years from 1966-11-27 15.53.58, to be exact), and it remains unsurpassed in manifesting Kenneth E. Iverson’s five important characteristics of notation

  • ease of expression
  • suggestivity
  • subordination of detail
  • economy
  • amenability to proof

These characteristics are demonstrated by working through 16 APL expressions. The material is approachable for beginners and yet thought-provoking for experts.

One of the 16 expressions is a fast computation of the partition function without use of the Hardy-Ramanujan (1918) results.

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

In the workshop we will work through 16 APL expressions.

Learning Outcome

Workshop participants will gain an appreciation of APL, not just as a programming language but as a tool of thought.

Target Audience

anyone interested in beautiful code

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