Jafet | Again... using C# for math is bad karma. Python would make things much easier. It has a built-in bignum library, and can interface GMP through gmpy. |

Dodeca | TRWBW; no. Any serious language that microsoft wants to hold a decent market share needs to be able to perform complex maths without the need to include j# libs |

TRWBW | Dodeca: you can't get a completely trivial program to work and you whine about it, grow some balls. maybe you just aren't meant to be a programmer. |

Jafet | Notwithstanding the fact that we mostly hate Microsoft and its 3-E "innovations", if C# doesn't support math at the moment, why use it for math? Isn't that, like, pretty obvious? |

Dodeca | Jafet; can't be helped im afraid |

Olathe | Dodeca: http://blogs.msdn.com/bclteam/archive/2007/01/16/introducing-system-numeric-biginteger-inbar-gazit.aspx |

Dodeca | Olathe; yes in c# 3 :) |

Jafet | Why "can't" it "be helped"? Don't tell me this is coursework or something. |

TRWBW | i thought by "can't be helped" he meant he couldn't help being unable to program a simple multiplication |

Jafet | I generally prefer not to use an applications programming language to do arbitrary precision math, if you get what I mean. |

Dodeca | yea, I know. But thats part of the point of this. When I started this there wasn't any big number class for c# in any event; can some one give me the result of this in base 16? 32BC8412756A * CB21458CDA521CD8 |

Jafet | So is your current objective to write a bignum library, or to implement the AKS algorithm? |

TRWBW | Dodeca: why don't you write a program |

Dodeca | Jafet; to implement the AKS algorithm; the bignum lib is used primarily for the perfect power test in step 1 of the AKS |

Jafet | Don't tell me you don't have a calculator to do something that simple. |

Dodeca | Jafet; unfortunatly not |

Jafet | You're hopeless. |

Dodeca | thanks =\ |

Jafet | % 0x32BC8412756A * CB21458CDA521CD8 |

mbot | Jafet: 0 |

Jafet | % 0x32BC8412756A |

mbot | Jafet: 0 |

Jafet | % Radix[32BC8412756A, 16] |

mbot | Jafet: Radix[32*BC8412756A, 16] |

Jafet | Meh, I guess you'll have to figure it out for yourself. |

Dodeca | > 0x32BC8412756A * CB21458CDA521CD8 |

mbot | Not in scope: data constructor `CB21458CDA521CD8' |

mankind_tweezer | 284214D0637232F93B5F545EA970 at least that's what bc says |

Dodeca | mankind_tweezer; thanks :) |

Jafet | A kind soul. |

mankind_tweezer | beats doing real work :) |

Jafet | Which reminds me... |

cld | sum_(n=1)^infinity (-1)^n / (3n-2) <-- can anyone evaluate this? |

Kasadkad` | cld: try and come up with a Taylor series which gives you that at x = 1 |