Microsoft F#, April 2011 Community Technology Preview

F# is a productive, typed functional and object-oriented language for the .NET platform. This CTP release includes the F# compiler and tools, as well as optional Visual Studio integration for F# development.
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      The F# April 2011 CTP provides all the tools and resources needed to develop applications with the F# programming language. It is available as an MSI for use with .NET and Visual Studio, and as a ZIP for use with other CLI implementations and platforms, including .NET Compact Framework on Xbox 360, and Mono on Mac, Linux and other platforms.

      F# is a functional programming language for the .NET Framework. It combines the succinct, expressive and compositional style of functional programming with the runtime, libraries, interoperability, and object model of .NET.

      F# is well suited to a spectrum of development tasks - from interactive, explorative scripting to component and large-scale software development. The CTP release of F# provides further support for explorative development using F#, as well as improved Visual Studio integration to enable large-scale, tool-based software development.
  • System Requirements
    Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

    • The F# CTP is available as either an MSI or a ZIP. Windows users should install the MSI, which will install all the tools and the Visual Studio integration if Visual Studio is present on the machine. Non-Windows users can save and unpack the ZIP and read the instructions in README-fsharp.html.

      Note: By installing, copying, or otherwise using this software, you agree to be bound by the terms of its license.