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A '''dfn''' (contraction of '''direct function''' or '''dynamic function''', pronounced "dee fun") is an alternative way to define a [[function]] and [[operator]], invented by [[John Scholes]]. A dfn operator can also be called a '''dop''' (pronounced "dee op").
 
A '''dfn''' (contraction of '''direct function''' or '''dynamic function''', pronounced "dee fun") is an alternative way to define a [[function]] and [[operator]], invented by [[John Scholes]]. A dfn operator can also be called a '''dop''' (pronounced "dee op").
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John Scholes was responsible for numerous presentations and publications on and about dfns, and until his passing he maintained the [https://dfns.dyalog.com dfns dfns website].
  
 
As of 2020, dfns are fully implemented in [[Dyalog APL]], [[NARS2000]], [[ngn/apl]], [[dzaima/APL]], and partially in [[GNU APL]].
 
As of 2020, dfns are fully implemented in [[Dyalog APL]], [[NARS2000]], [[ngn/apl]], [[dzaima/APL]], and partially in [[GNU APL]].
  
Wikipedia has a full treatment of dfns.
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Wikipedia includes a thorough treatment of [[Wikipedia:dfns|dfns]].
== Documentation ==
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== External links ==
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=== Tutorials ===
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* APL Cultivation: [https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/52405/conversation/lesson-2-diving-into-functions-in-apl Diving Into Functions in APL]
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=== Documentation ===
 
* [http://help.dyalog.com/latest/#Language/Defined%20Functions%20and%20Operators/DynamicFunctions/Dynamic%20Functions%20and%20Operators.htm Dyalog]
 
* [http://help.dyalog.com/latest/#Language/Defined%20Functions%20and%20Operators/DynamicFunctions/Dynamic%20Functions%20and%20Operators.htm Dyalog]
== External links ==
 
* [[Wikipedia: Direct function]]
 
* [[Dyalog Ltd.]]'s [https://dfns.dyalog.com dfns website] (created and, until his passing, maintained by John Scholes)
 
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Revision as of 12:51, 20 December 2019

A dfn (contraction of direct function or dynamic function, pronounced "dee fun") is an alternative way to define a function and operator, invented by John Scholes. A dfn operator can also be called a dop (pronounced "dee op").

John Scholes was responsible for numerous presentations and publications on and about dfns, and until his passing he maintained the dfns dfns website.

As of 2020, dfns are fully implemented in Dyalog APL, NARS2000, ngn/apl, dzaima/APL, and partially in GNU APL.

Wikipedia includes a thorough treatment of dfns.

External links

Tutorials

Documentation