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Many of the tutorials below need updating and tutorials on many new topics are needed. Please contribute by visiting this project's repo on GitHub; you may use the issue tracker there to request or offer new tutorials. Thanks!
- Structure of OCaml Programs
- Maps (Dictionaries)
- Hash Tables
- Comparison of Standard Containers
- Data Types and Matching
- Pointers in OCaml
- Null Pointers, Asserts, and Warnings
- Functional Programming
- If Statements, Loops, and Recursion
- Common Error Messages
- OCaml Programming Guidelines
- Formatting and Wrapping Text
- 99 Problems (solved) in OCaml
- Introduction to Gtk
- Garbage Collection
- Performance and Profiling
- Calling C libraries
- Calling Fortran libraries
- OCaml and the Web
- Standard Library Examples
- Compiling OCaml projects
- Command-Line Arguments
- File manipulation
- Camlp4 3.10
- Filenames and Extensions
- Stream Expressions
Learn by Doing
- PLEAC-OCaml provides OCaml solutions to the complete set of problems originally posed in the very successful Perl Cookbook. OCaml is one of only 3 languages for which the full set of solutions has been provided.
- Rosetta is a programming chrestomathy site. It provides solutions to the same task in many languages. Currently there are few tasks with OCaml solutions provided, but perhaps you would like to add new solutions.
Tutorials on OCaml
- The OCaml System (by Inria) is the official user's manual. The first part provides an introduction to the core language, objects and classes, and modules. Previous versions are here.
- How to wrap C functions to OCaml (by Florent Monnier) explains in an understandable way how to write C stubs to call C functions from OCaml and back. It features a lot of examples.
- OCaml for scientific computation (by Thomas Fiscbacher), covers a broad sample of OCaml, from the basics to the C api.
- A Concise Introduction to OCaml (by David Matuszek) gives a concise, yet broad, overview of the language and the standard library. It is rather old but most of what it says remains valid.
WikiBooks on OCaml
- fr.wikibooks.org/wiki/OCaml (in French): Introduction on functional programming using OCaml.
- fr.wikiversity.org/wiki/Premiers_pas_en_OCaml (in French): The basics of the OCaml language.
Tutorials on Tools
There are also tutorials that can be useful to learn how to use popular tools and libraries.
- Camlp4 Tutorial (by Jake Donham), to build syntax extensions for OCaml with Camlp4.
- Camlp4 Tutorial, to build syntax extensions for OCaml with Camlp4.
(by SooHyoung Oh), on how to create lexers using the
ocamllextool of the standard distribution.
(by SooHyoung Oh), on how to create parsers using the
ocamlyacctool of the standard distribution.
- LablGTK 2.0 Tutorial (by SooHyoung Oh), on how to create graphical applications with the LablGTK library.
Coming From Another Language
These tutorials help learn OCaml from the perspective of being familiar with another language.
Advanced Tutorials & Articles
- Using, Understanding, and Unraveling The OCaml Language, From Practice to Theory and vice versa, by Didier Rémy.
- Functional Unparsing