numerical haskell




(though help doing so later will be great :) )

About Numerical-Core

This is the core Package for Numerical Haskell, a project by Carter Schonwald aka Wellposed Ltd, and (soon I hope!) other contributors.

Numerical-Core is an open source component of the Wellposed® Numerical Haskell software suite.

Build Status

Build Status


this library is pre release and not ready for general circulation or use or even reading. that will change soon though.

please understand that the current code base is changing faster than an underwater sand castle in a hurricane

Numerical Haskell

Numerical Haskell is an effort to bring great numerical computation and data analysis tooling to haskell, and be the best possible platform for sophisticated efforts in those same domains

What array Formats are Supported

The initial

What convention is used for indexing?

When you have an index tuple, just think x,y,z to keep track of the meaning. Indexing tuples are written as statically sized lists, eg x:*y:*z:*Nil.

All the computations on these static sized lists get specialized away into nonrecursive computations at their use sites. So in this special scenario, lists aren't a problem!


Great! Theres so many awesome ways you could help out. Look at for more details. Right now theres a lot of low hanging fruit in improving test coverage, and soon there'll be many opportunities on the performance tuning and numerical algorithms/tooling areas.

bug reports

see for how to file a bug report

Performance FAQ

  1. How do I use Numerical haskell to write fast code thats outstandingly high level !?
    • The leading cause of poor performance in numerical routines is bad memory locality, which has but a single easy cure: ** block recursive algorithms **
    • Yes, you heard me, in compiled languages recursion is pretty cheap outside of the inner most loops! It also is a fantastic tool for facilitating good memory locality!
    • I'm totally serious, try out the benchmarks for the various versions of the same routines we provide!
  2. But, what about fusion?
    • Because of certain aspects of the numerical haskell design, we can't automagically use the fusion optimization facilities of the underlying array representations such as Vector.


Many member of the Numerical Haskell community can be found on #numerical-haskell on freenode IRC There is also the numericalhaskell mailing list


The community provides some basic support through the IRC channel, Mailing list, and the relevant project issue trackers.

If your support needs can't be resolved though those channels, please do not hesistate to contact Wellposed (aka Carter) to find out more about our support and professional services options.