MP Users Guide
35. R. P. Brent, MP Users Guide,
Report TR 54, Computer Centre, ANU (September 1976), 53 pp.
Latest revision is
MP Users Guide (fourth edition),
TR-CS-81-08, Department of Computer Science, ANU (June 1981), 73 pp.
Ascii text (46K).
MP is a package of ANSI Standard Fortran (ANS X3.9-1966)
subroutines for performing
multiple-precision floating-point arithmetic and evaluating elementary
and special functions. The subroutines are machine independent
and the precision is arbitrary, subject to storage limitations.
The User's Guide describes the routines and their calling sequences,
example and test programs, use of the Augment precompiler,
and gives installation instructions for the package.
Pg. 13 of the pdf version, line 5:
change "65536 or 100000" to "65536 or 10000".
[Thanks to Paul Zimmermann for noticing this in Sept. 2016.]
1. The algorithms are outlined in Brent
2. The Augment precompiler described
in Sections 4-5 of the Users Guide and in
Brent, Hooper and Yohe
is no longer supported.
3. The MP package is written in Fortran 66 and has not been changed to
accord with more recent Fortran standards.
4. The source code for the
MP package is available as a
gzipped tar file (242K) or
zip file (249K).
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