to Functional Programming 2016 (TDA 452, DIT 142)!
The first lecture was on Monday 2016-10-31 at 13:15.
Don't forget to sign up for the
/ discussion group.
The course is an introduction to Functional Programming for students
who know how to program. The students come mainly from the masters
program at Chalmers and the University of Göteborg.
See the course plan for more details.
Please note that
you cannot include this course as part of a degree which already
contains TDA 555
Introduction to Functional Programming. The contents
are too similar (although the exam for this course is more
demanding). If you took TDA 555 or similar please consider
Advanced Functional Programming.
Lectures & Exercises
The contents of the lectures is preliminary.
There might be minor adjustments or shifts in time.
The videos of the lectures
recorded in 2012 & 2011 are still mostly up-to-date.
In the table below you will find links to lab assignments which have to be
- Each assignment has a submission deadline at which you
must submit your solutions. Your first submission is expected to be a serious
attempt to complete the lab.
- If your submission does not pass (it's incorrect or
simply badly coded) then you must resubmit. You have until the final
- The final deadline is absolute:
it is the last possible date to hand
in your solutions. If your solutions are not passed you get no further chances
|Lab||Part||Submission deadline||Final deadline
||Wednesday, Week 1|
|Friday, Week 2|
||Wednesday, Week 2|
|Friday, Week 4|
|B||Wednesday, Week 3|
||A||Wednesday, Week 4|
|Friday, Week 6|
|B||Wednesday, Week 5|
||Proposal||Monday, Week 6|
|Thursday, Week 6|
||Wednesday, Week 7|
Note that the deadlines are firm and are controlled strictly by the lab
reporting system. Therefore you must submit by the deadlines.
The examination of the course has two parts:
To pass the course it is necessary to pass all home assignments and the exam.
- The weekly assignments.
- A written exam in the end of the course. Length: 4 hours.
The exam dates are announced on the student portal,
- Thursday 2017-01-12, 14:00.
- Tuesday 2017-04-11, 14:00.
Please also read the page on how to get help!
- The Haskell Platform
is easy to install and includes GHC, GHCi, a basic set of libraries and
the Cabal tool for easy installation of additional libraries from
search for standard library functions by name or type.
- Hierarchical Libraries:
documentation of the standard libraries provided with
the latest version of GHC.
a large collection of libraries. Here you can find everything from the
smallest my-first-haskell-project to large, mature multi-year projects.
cabal install to install packages from Hackage.
search Hackage by function name/type or package name.
There is no course textbook.
For those who like to follow a textbook I can recommend the following:
- Programming in Haskell
by Graham Hutton
2nd edition of a compact and well-written Haskell book that is a good
fit for this course. Available as paperback and eBook.
- Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
by Miran Lipovača
Online and printed versions. Very nice tutorial with humour.
- The Craft of Functional programming
by Simon Thompson
A more basic book with a slower pace but still covering most of
the material in the course. I recommend the 3rd edition which has some
coverage of quickCheck (a testing approach used extensively in the course).
Also available at the Chalmers bookstore.
- Real World Haskell
by Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen
Also available online. This is more advanced and more oriented
towards practical Haskell programming. A good book to have on the shelf
if you continue with Haskell. This is the course book for the
Advanced Functional Programming course.