higher-order function


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higher-order function

(HOF) A function that can take one or more functions as argument and/or return a function as its value. E.g. map in (map f l) which returns the list of results of applying function f to each of the elements of list l. See also curried function.
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The proof in [25] further showed that each term or assignee in an EP database has a corresponding higher-order function.
Fatigue, anxiety, and depression commonly accompany cancer and may have an independent effect on higher-order function.
He offers detailed coverage of higher-order function objects, and reveals tools and techniques for creating generic libraries.
Layers 4 to 7: These serve even higher-order functions, ranging from between networks to ultimately communication with the application layer and the human-machine interface.
Function literals(the ability to use an alternate syntax for defining a function), closures, recursively-immutable objects(state of which cannot be altered between iterations) and higher-order functions are supported in D.
Beginning with an introduction to functional JavaScript and a discussion of functional programming oriented libraries, the work discusses topics such as first-class functions and applicative programming, variable scope and closure, higher-order functions, function-building functions, recursion, purity and immutability, flow-based programming, and programming without class.
The MRI scans showed huge differences in activity in the frontal lobe of the brain - the part that is responsible for 'executive', or higher-order functions.
The cerebral cortex is a specific area of the brain responsible for many important higher-order functions, including language, information processing, and memory.
Tulane Medical School clinical neuropsychologist Mendoza and behavioral neurologist Foundas team up to provide an in-depth overview of higher-order functions, their anatomical and neurochemical substrates, pathology, and theories of functional brain organization.
In the third trimester, higher-order functions are most affected.
Anybody ruled by their frontal lobe, that part of the brain that regulates such higher-order functions as planning, thinking and worrying, would have staggered off the podium, his head spinning with negative thoughts.
These higher-order functions exert downward control over strictly electrical impulsive, "micro-deterministic" brain activities.

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