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Scala Tutorial – Scala REPL, expressions, variables, basic types, simple functions, saving and running programs, comments

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Preface The is the first of several Scala tutorials I’m creating for my Fall 2011 graduate Introduction to Computational Linguistics course at UT Austin, loosely based on similar tutorials that Katrin Erk created for teaching Python in a similar course. These tutorials assume no previous programming background, an assumption which is unfortunately still quite rare in the help-folks-learn-Scala universe, and ...

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Fun with function composition in Scala

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The goal of this post is to show how a list of functions can be composed to create a single function, in the context of mapping a set of values using those functions. It’s a cute example that shows off some of the goodness that comes with functional programming in Scala. And, while this isn’t a tutorial, it might still ...

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