Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc]Intrest - big integer library
From: Barend Gehrels (barend_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-16 14:57:23
> For some if it gets the right answer, time is unimportant - for others speed is
> You should search through the archives for at least the following to see what a
> minefield it is!
> bigint Big integer library by Richard Peters
> mp_int by Kevin Sopp
> Introduction of numeric_adaptor - switching the underlying mechanism.
> Arbitrary precision arithmetic
> [mp_math] a multi precision signed integer library
> Using NTL and MPFR
> Many of the problems are also in testing and documentation to get something that
> is good enough to review, revise, and revise and get accepted during the GSoC
> PS Of course there is also a need for floating point ;-) But this is an even
> bigger can of worms!
To add a relatively new one, and currently my favorite:
Having the BSD license, being template based and header only, supporting
integer and floating point, its precision can be specified by template,
this one would IMO fit into Boost.
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