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Dense? Dense, you say?

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Criterion 0.2, an improved Haskell benchmarking library

I’m pleased to announce the availability of version 0.2 of my criterion library for Haskell performance evaluation. Compared to version 0.1, this version has some significant changes. The benchmarking API has been improved! If you’re benchmarking a pure function, you
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Announcing a major revision of the Haskell text library

I'm pleased to announce the availability of version 0.5 of text, a library that provides fast Unicode text handling for Haskell. This version contains numerous changes compared to version 0.4, in three broad categories: I made improvements to the performance
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New criterion release works on Macs

And has prettier charts, too, thanks to a patch from Tim Docker. If you already have criterion installed: $ cabal update $ cabal install –reinstall criterion If you want to use criterion on a Mac: $ cabal update $ cabal
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Criterion, a new benchmarking library for Haskell

I'm pleased to announce the availability of criterion, a new library for measuring the performance of Haskell code. Compared to most other benchmarking frameworks (for any programming language, not just Haskell), criterion focuses on being easy to use, informative, and
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Riddle me this

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Video of my CUFP keynote

Thanks to the tireless work of Malcolm Wallace, all of the video from CUFP now appears to be up up Vimeo, including the keynote talk I gave. Keynote: Real world Haskell. from Malcolm Wallace on Vimeo.
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A new pseudo-random number generator for Haskell

I just released version 0.3.3 of the Haskell statistics library, which contains a very fast pseudo-random number generator. The generator is an implementation of George Marsaglia’s MWC256 multiply-with-carry PRNG, which has a period of 28222 (for this reason, it’s sometimes
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A video demo of my Haskell benchmarking framework

Malcolm Wallace has very kindly put a lot of work into publishing video footage from all of the talks at last week’s Haskell Implementor’s Workshop. I gave a very brief, and completely unscripted, demo of the benchmarking framework that I’ve
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Lazy functional yak shaving in Haskell

A few weeks ago, I decided that I'd like to focus for a while on getting a 1.0 release of the Haskell text library ready. That work has gone fairly well so far. I've focused on making sure that I
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