high precision mathematics

Karl M. Syring syring at email.com
Thu Feb 21 08:48:13 EST 2002

"cmkl" <cmkleffner at gmx.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:3b091a1c.0202210409.5beccbb7 at posting.google.com...
> One of the dilettantic NASA amateurs (David Bailey) once wrote the

I meant of course the present director, who is essentially an accountant.

> fast and accurate MP-package 'mpfun' in Fortran 77 - later F90.
> A C++ implementation is available at:
> http://www.cs.unc.edu/Research/HARPOON/mpfun++/
> I havn't tested this C++ version and I don't think there is a a python
> wrapper available (should not be to hard ??) but it may worth trying.

Floating point simply is not meaningful in many problems of computational
geometry and a rational data type is not more difficult to use. I think,
some old mainframes had them even build in.

Karl M. Syring

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