       Re: Fibonacci[1,000,000,000] contains 208,987,640 decimal digits (was: Fibonachi[5,000,000] contains 1044938 decimal digits)

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• Subject: [mg49668] Re: Fibonacci[1,000,000,000] contains 208,987,640 decimal digits (was: Fibonachi[5,000,000] contains 1044938 decimal digits)
• From: "Alex Vinokur" <alexvn at big-foot.com>
• Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 07:00:49 -0400 (EDT)
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```"Michael Taktikos" <michael.taktikos at hanse.net> wrote in message news:ce2ftd\$8rh\$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Alex Vinokur <alexvn at bigfoot.com> wrote:
>
> > >> >Several large Fibonacci numbers were calculated using only
> > >> >the well-known explicit formula:
> > >> >        Fib (0) = 0, Fib (1) = 1,
> > >> >        Fib (n) = Fib (n-1) + Fib (n-2), n >= 2
> > >> >All the (decimal) digits of these numbers were obtained.
> [...]
> > >> >But to get ALL digits of the large Fibonacci number is very
> > advisable one.
> > [C++ code, snip]
>
> Thanks for your code.

Impoved version of that algorithm can be seen at

> Until now, the fastest way to get with "Mathematica-alone" all digits of
> large Fibonacci numbers seems to be that of Roman Maeder:
>
> ********************************************************
> fibmaeder[n_] :=
>  Module[{r11 = 1, r12 = 0, r22 = 1, digits = IntegerDigits[n-1, 2], i, t},
>   Do[ If[ digits[[i]] == 1,
>           {r11, r22} = {r11(r11 + 2r12), r12(r11 + r22)};
>           r12 = r11 - r22
>         , t = r12(r11 + r22);
>           {r11, r12} = {r11(r11 + 2r12) - t, t};
>           r22 = r11 - r12
>         ],
>      {i, Length[digits]-1}
>     ];
>   If[ digits[[-1]] == 1,
>       r11(r11 + 2r12),
>       r11(r11 + r22) - (-1)^((n-1)/2)
>   ]
>  ]
>
[snip]

I would like to measure the comparative performance of my C++ algorithm and "Mathematica-alone" code above.
However I have never worked with "Mathematica-alone".
How can I compare those algorithms?

--
Alex Vinokur
http://mathforum.org/library/view/10978.html
http://sourceforge.net/users/alexvn

```

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