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Haxcel: A Spreadsheet Interface to Haskell



Björn Lisper, Johan Malmström

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Proc. 14th International Workshop on the Implementation of Functional Languages


The spreadsheet paradigm offers a fast interactive loop, where the effects of updates to definitions and data are immediately visible. This makes the paradigm attractive for program development, where redefinitions can be immediately tested and the results displayed. We have designed a simple, compiler-independent spreadsheet interface to Haskell, where cells host Haskell definitions. Spreadsheets are also used for high-level array calculations. In order to meet that demand we have designed and implemented an extended array library for Haskell, which provides a number of typical array-language facilities. Together, the interface and the array library provide an interactive environment that can be used both for development of general Haskell code and for array-oriented spreadsheet calculations.


author = {Bj{\"o}rn Lisper and Johan Malmstr{\"o}m},
title = {Haxcel: A Spreadsheet Interface to Haskell},
pages = {206--222},
month = {September},
year = {2002},
booktitle = {Proc. 14th International Workshop on the Implementation of Functional Languages},
url = {}