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From: Paul A. Bristow (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-20 10:20:55

You might also like to look at the highly refined NTL by Victor shoup at

This has been used to calculate very accurate math constants, for example.

And provides a fairly simple way of providing both C++ quad (128-bit) and
arbitrarily higher precision too.

However I suspect that the requirement for 'infinite' precision FP is limited
and that this and/or other packages will meet most peoples rather special needs.

Boostification is not a trivial task I have discovered :-(


Paul A Bristow, Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AB UK
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| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]On Behalf Of Philippe A. Bouchard
| Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 12:14 PM
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Subject: [boost] number<64> proposal
| Hi there,
| Like I mentionned before, it would be great for Boost to have an
| infinite precision floating point number. You can see an example here:
| Of course, the
| doubles could be replaced by long doubles, a muldiv() could be easily added,
| the exponents could be increased as well, etc.
| Maybe someone can ask how to calculate trigonometric functions with less
| precise versions and so on. It would be really great for Boost to have this
| user-defined precision because I am pretty sure research centers will be
| interested.
| Philippe
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