Gmpy

Carl Banks imbosol at aerojockey.com
Fri Aug 8 00:07:07 CEST 2003


Jean-Pierre Andreaux wrote:
> Gmpy module was a wrapper of the GNU MP library. It seems that no
> evolution is done on this module since 2001. Indeed, Gmpy is not
> supported in Python 2.2 nor 2.3.
> 
> My question is the following: what is the better replacement solution
> for manipulating long numbers. I want to do long numbers
> exponentiations. Thanks in advance for your answers.


An alternative is egenix mxNumber package, still in beta stage.

http://www.egenix.com/files/python/mxNumber.html

I couldn't use gmpy because I needed floating point, and mxNumber also
wraps the floating point functionality.  It seemed to work ok.


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CARL BANKS
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