# Tag Archives: combinatorics

## A (work in progress) translation of Joyal’s original paper on species

tl;dr: I’m working on an English translation, with additional commentary, of Joyal’s 1981 paper introducing the concept of combinatorial species. Collaboration and feedback welcome! Back when I was writing my PhD thesis on combinatorial species, I was aware that André … Continue reading

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Summary: given an injective function , it is possible to constructively “divide by ” to obtain an injection , as shown recently by Peter Doyle and Cecil Qiu and expounded by Richard Schwartz. Their algorithm is nontrivial to come up … Continue reading

## Counting linear lambda terms

Just a little something with which I’ve been idly occupying spare brain cycles lately… read on for an interesting puzzle. Warm up: counting lambda terms Consider a stripped-down version of Haskell’s type system with only natural numbers, polymorphism, functions, and … Continue reading

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## Species and Functors and Types, Oh My!

My paper on combinatorial species and the species library (an improved version of my previous ICFP submission) has been accepted to the 2010 Haskell Symposium! I look forward to seeing people in Baltimore in September, and in the meantime the … Continue reading

## Species operations: differentiation

Continuing my series describing my new combinatorial species library, today we’ll take a look at the operation of differentiation. You may remember that the Species type class has an Algebra.Differential constraint, which, as I previously explained, transitively implies an Algebra.Ring … Continue reading

## Primitive species and species operations, part II

In my previous post, I began describing the primitive species and species operations supported by my combinatorial species library; we looked at the ring structure on species, that is, the primitive species and , and the operations of species sum … Continue reading

## Primitive species and species operations

In this second post about my new combinatorial species library, I plan to begin writing about the species DSL itself: what are the primitive combinatorial species and the primitive operations on species? (The first post described the concept of combinatorial … Continue reading