Large number multiplication

Billy Mays noway at nohow.com
Wed Jul 6 21:30:18 CEST 2011


I was looking through the python source and noticed that long 
multiplication is done using the Karatsuba method (O(~n^1.5)) rather 
than using FFTs O(~n log n).  I was wondering if there was a reason the 
Karatsuba method was chosen over the FFT convolution method?

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Bill



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