This talk is an introduction of sorts to Hy, a Lisp dialect embedded in Python. We'll explore the semantic designs of Hy from a Lisp programmer's perspective, and we'll look at how Hy gives you the best of Lisp-style functional programming, with the ability to hook into Python's ecosystem.
This talk explores the initial motivation behind building F# as a viable language for scientific computing, and how far the ecosystem around F# has come, to realize this. We'll also dive into how F# interacts with other languages such as Python, R and Julia, in order to "cannibalize" their respective libraries. We'll also do some quick live-coding, where I'd walk the participants through running some quick ML algorithms in F#, work on a bit of symbolic computing, as well as use F# to hook into libraries in Python, R and Julia for situations where similar libraries for F# don't exist.