T3: Interactive Computing with IHaskell

  • Andrew Gibiansky
September 03, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


IHaskell provides a modern exploratory programming environment for Haskell, functioning as a browser-based replacement for GHCi and allowing for rich displays (HTML, LaTeX, images and videos, etc) as well as interactive visualizations. When properly used, interactivity can be a huge boost to development, drastically reducing the coding feedback cycle.

Tutorial objectives

By the end of this tutorial, we will cover what IHaskell is and how to use it, the software architecture it is built on, and most importantly how you can use IHaskell with your own libraries, DSLs, and languages. We'll have several hands-on examples of how libraries and languages can be integrated with IHaskell, and how the resulting interactivity and quick feedback loop can accelerate development.

Target audience

Proficient Haskell programmers (no deep expertise is needed, but proficiency is assumed), with an interest in interactive computing (whether for data analysis or anything else).

Andrew Gibiansky

Andrew Gibiansky

Andrew Gibiansky is a software engineer with a strong preference for functional paradigms, interested in developing high-quality tools and libraries for functional languages. Among other things, he is the author of IHaskell, one of several backend kernels for the Jupyter project.