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Re: [Gcl-devel] [Maxima] Stable Maxima version on Gentoo

From: Raymond Toy
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] [Maxima] Stable Maxima version on Gentoo
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:36:54 -0700
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>>>>> "Camm" == Camm Maguire <address@hidden> writes:

    Camm> Greetings!
    Camm> "Stewart W. Wilson" <address@hidden> writes:

    >> The fix does not seem to be exactly trivial.  Please see the attached
    >> paper by Steele and White from 1990.

    Camm> Thanks so much for this reference!

    Camm> Unfortunately, using up to forty 32bit words in bignum arithmetic to
    Camm> print out floats looks prohibitively expensive, although the algorithm
    Camm> does appear to work nicely, at least when coded in lisp.  

FWIW, cmucl has a lisp implementation of Dybvig's float printer.
Perhaps that will work for you?


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