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The Mathematica Programmer: Long Integers: Basic Arithmetic and Data Types

Roman Maeder
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Kernel Technology
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The Mathematica Journal
Year: 1996
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Page range: 32-40

Long-integer arithmetic is a fundamental part of symbolic computation. This article introduces the fundamentals of long-integer calculations by implementing a prototype system in Mathematica. Our code is strictly procedural and could be translated into C or assembler easily. The tools needed are arrays that behave like arrays in procedural languages, as well as tools for software testing and debugging.

*Mathematica Technology > Kernel > Numerics
*Mathematica Technology > Programming > Symbolic Computation
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