[racket] Teach yourself Racket in Fixnum Days?

From: Giuseppe Paleologo (paleologo at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Jan 6 22:07:46 EST 2012

My applications are mostly in Statistics/Data Analysis. Rather than dealing
with a single, massive data set, I often have many medium-sized ones. I
find myself applying in R or Python large amounts of maps, reduces, filters
and other list manipulations that I believe Racket can perform more
expressively. As an example of a building block of what I'd like to build
or reuse, consider the R data.frame: an array that can be sliced by rows/
columns using logical indices, numerical indices, or names for rows and
columns. Moreover, the rows and columns could be accessed as individual
lists. I wonder what's the best way to do this in Racket. I am not looking
for a cookbook, but something that teaches the essentials, with examples of
non-standard data strucures.


On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 5:12 PM, John Clements <clements at brinckerhoff.org>wrote:

> On Jan 6, 2012, at 2:07 PM, Giuseppe Paleologo wrote:
> > Yes to the quick tutorial, no to the other two, as they're not my
> intended application.
> I'm hoping I can ask this question without committing myself to anything
> :): Can you describe a simple example project that could be the focus of
> the kind of guide you're looking for?
> John Clements
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