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A port of Steven S. Skiena's bignum.c to javascript.

Implements large integer arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

The original C program appears in Steve's book: "Programming Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual" by Steven Skiena and Miguel Revilla, Springer-Verlag, New York 2003.

See Steve and Miguel's website for additional information.

Bruce's release contains:

  • README.md - this file
  • js-bignum.js - bignum object
  • js-bignum-cc.js - bignum object pushed through closure compiler
  • test-jscript.js - tester (works with CScript).
  • test-jscript-cc.js - tester for -cc code (works with CScript).
  • timed.cmd - rough timer for tests
  • MIT.LICENSE

Better testing and better documentation to follow.

MIT license.

New News

  • added GCD and LCM
  • added floating point support: FADD, FSUB, FMUL and FDIV (only in the test files at this point)

Old News

  • Added memoclear function
  • Number of digits can be specified when BIGNUMLIB and BIGNUM are instantiated.
  • js-bignum.js can be called from JScript or from Node.js
  • extra functions:
  • power_bignum
  • modulus_bignum
  • base_to_bignum
  • bignum_to_base