Appendix: Other Scheme resources#

Here are a few resources to learn more about the Scheme language.

  • LilyPond’s Scheme, a tutorial that is similar to this one. It is unfinished, but some subjects are treated in more detail. (It is available in English only, while this one has a French version.)

  • Guile’s reference manual is a vital aid for ambitious projects. Remember to read the manual for the right version; this link is for version 2.2, which is the one used in standard binaries of LilyPond 2.24.

  • Numerous tutorials and books have been written about Scheme, with basic to advanced content (and focusing on the language in general, not in the context of LilyPond like this tutorial). Two of these books deserve special mention: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (by Abelson and Sussman, considered as a Bible by many Schemers), and An Introduction to Scheme and its Implementation (by Paul Wilson). Many more can be found on this page from The same website also suggests How to Design Programs (Felleisen, Findler, Flatt and Krishnamurti).