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    This is an enormous amount of material, mostly aimed at beginners, including several books. For an introductory overview, let’s highlight one paper, Physics, Topology, Logic and Computation: a Rosetta Stone; if this paper doesn’t motivate the reader, then they shouldn’t force themselves to chew through hundreds of pages of textbook material.

    While a textbook can be a decent reference for learning, I have found that nLab articles are usually more well-rounded, including many different perspectives on the usage of various structures and universal properties.

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      Nice. I got “An Invitation to Applied Category Theory: Seven Sketches in Compositionality” for Christmas. Pretty stoked to go through it. I’m only through the intro and the beginning of the first chapter, but it is pretty well written.

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        This linked to: https://github.com/prathyvsh/morphisms-of-computational-structures which I found very useful, there was a cool interview with Robin Milner and many cool papers.