BigNums: When 64 bits just isn't enough

BigNums: When 64 bits just isn't enough

By Dana Jacobsen (‎danaj‎) from
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2015 10:00
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: bigint gmp math perl5

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This talk will go over the many different ways to use large integers and floats in Perl 5, including bigint/bignum, Math::BigInt and its back ends, Math::Int128, Math::Pari, Math::GMP, Math::GMPz, Math::BigFloat, Math::MPFR, and more.

We'll discuss why and when you might care about using big numbers, some of the pitfalls, and the portability and performance of various solutions.

Attended by: Karl Williamson, Jared Miller, Dana Jacobsen (‎danaj‎), Fitz Elliott, Kenneth Graves (‎kag‎), David Oswald (‎davido‎), Jeff Smith, Abigail, Gabriel Munoz (‎gabriel‎), Daina Pettit, Rikus Goodell, Reini Urban (‎rurban‎),