This Gitbook (available here) is a work in progress, converting the MIT classic Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs to Lisp Flavored Erlang. We are forever indebted to Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, and Julie Sussman for their labor of love and intelligence. Needless to say, our gratitude also extends to the MIT press for their generosity in licensing this work as Creative Commons.


This is a huge project, and we can use your help! Got an idea? Found a bug? Let us know!.

Building the Book

To build a local copy of the book, install the dependencies:

$ make deps

On Linux, you'll need to run that with sudo.

Then install the gitbook modules:

$ make setup

Finally, build the book:

$ make book