Chapter 2. How to Obtain, Install, and Use F#

This chapter is designed to get you up and running with F# as quickly as possible. You'll look at how to obtain F#, how to install it on both Windows and Linux, and how to use the compiler in various ways. I'll also discuss what version of software was used to test the examples in this book.

Obtaining F#

F# is now included in Visual Studio 2010 by default, so if you have this installed on your machine you may already have F# installed. If you have Visual Studio 2010 installed but you can't see F#, then you need to ensure that you installed the package. This can be done through the Add/Remove Programs or Programs section of the control panel (see Figure 2-1).

If you're not a Visual Studio user or would ...

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