TDA 452
DIT 142
HT 2017

Functional Programming 2017
Lab Assignment 4

Lab 4 is an open-ended lab in which you can design and implement your own mini project. The idea is to give you the freedom to explore Haskell in a direction of your choosing, if you so wish.

The project should take you around 20 hours of work working in a group of two, so it is best not to choose something too big; make sure that if you choose an ambitious project you should be able to demonstrate your progress even if the whole code is not complete.

For those of you who don't like the uncertainty that comes with such freedom, below we have suggested a complete "standard lab".

Below you will also find some further ideas that you can use as the basis of your project. Some of these come from labs from this course or other courses. You won't be able to assume that we are familiar with all these labs however, but we will help if we can.

Guidelines for your projects

From our previous experience we suggest the following guidelines in choosing and developing a project:

What we expect to see in a project

We expect to see functional programming demonstrating:


Projects will be presented with a 5 minute oral presentation (a projector will be available) explaining what the project is about and giving a quick demo. The code should be uploaded to Fire in advance so we can have it ready to browse during your presentation and can ask questions about the code. Be prepared to highlight and explain the more interesting/challenging parts of the code!

Any code which is imported or adapted from another source must be clearly acknowledged, even if it is your own earlier work.

Important deadlines

Some Project/Lab Suggestions

The following are a list of suggestions -- old labs or labs from other courses -- which you can use as the basis for your "project".

Non-recommended projects