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 ...