Re: Arbitrary Length Ints
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- Subject: [mg1738] Re: [mg1714] Arbitrary Length Ints
- From: John Fultz <jfultz>
- Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 00:42:52 -0400
> Hi folks, > > I would like to use 64 bit integers in a Mathematica program -- does > anyone know how to get longer int lengths?? > > Thanks! > > Tom O'Brien > UC Berkeley > tomo at uclink.berkeley.edu I'm not quite sure of the limitation you're referring to. If you're actually referring to a Mathematica program, it easily surpasses 64 bit integers: In:= 2^512 Out= 13407807929942597099574024998205846127479365820592393\ 377723561443721764030073546976801874298166903427690\ 031858186486050853753882811946569946433649006084096 I could have, in fact, chosen a much larger integer, but you get the idea. If, on the other hand, you are referring to a *MathLink* program (the only place I can think of off the top of my head where such a limitation exists), then I believe you'd have to split the number up into 32-bit chunks and send them that way, since MathLink, can't handle anything larger than a long int. Or, I suppose, you could also send it as a string; either way, some conversion will be necessary. Of course, then you have to create a representation in C and begin overloading operators so C actually knows how to use these critters, but that's an entirely separate discussion... John Fultz Wolfram Research, Inc.