multi precision arithmetic

andrew cooke andrew@REDACTED
Tue Apr 15 19:37:09 CEST 2003

Marc Ernst Eddy van Woerkom said:
> Funny is that I found nothing that does the maths directly in base 29
> for example.

But you wouldn't expect that because it means implementing every
mathematical function (more or less) to work in arbitrary base.  Surely
it's much less work to write the functions in a fixed base (2 or 10 or 16
or whatever) and then convert (I guess no-one starts out thinking they
will only want addition :o)

Or maybe I misunderstood?


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