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F# earns Syme top Royal Academy of Engineering award

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Where I work researchers use F# running on Linux to do natural language processing research. .NET in general is pretty cross platform if you don't need the GUI bits; bytecode compiled using .NET on Windows will run just fine under Mono on Linux or OS X. We have people using Visual Studio as an IDE to develop code that runs on our Linux-based HTCondor parallel computing cluster. That seems pretty cross-platform to me.

I don't think we'll ever see the next office suite or Guys Shooting Each Other In Graybrownland Game written in F#, but it fills a useful niche in data analysis type work -- as the article implied.

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