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Real-World Functional Programming with Examples in F# and C# by Jon Skeet, Tomas Petricek

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Chapter 4. Exploring F# and .NET libraries by example

This chapter covers

  • Working with common .NET and F# libraries
  • Implementing our first real-world application in F#
  • Developing code using F# Interactive
  • Loading data from file and drawing charts

Even though we’ve looked at only the most basic F# language features so far, you should already know enough to write a simple application. In this chapter we won’t introduce any new functional language constructs; instead we’ll look at practical aspects of developing .NET applications in F#. You probably know how to write a similar application in C#, so all code in this chapter will be in F#.

As we write our first real-world application in F#, we’ll explore several functions from the F# library ...

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