## RE: [PrimeNumbers] Re: High numbers!

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• Surely today you ll find almost everything that is done better than what you can do. Among the few things one can do better by oneself remain to eat, to sleep
Message 1 of 9 , Oct 28, 2004
Surely today you'll find almost everything that is done better than what
you can do.
Among the few things one can do better by oneself remain to eat, to
sleep and enjoy in any way.
I was only speaking in a theoretical way, just to give an idea of the
resolution of the problem of high numbers representation and
computation. I didn't mean to give operating instructions.

By the way, in a 256base numeric system every e-mail, by example, can be
thought as a number (I remind Borges Babele's library). The present one,
1768 Bytes long, is a number of the order of 256^1768, that is
5.8*10^4257; cause "S" (ASCII 83 [Hex53]) is the first letter it is near
4.87*10^4259 (without counting what Yahoo will add).

What numbers will represent the answers to this e-mail?
And writing such numbers you'll need time.
If a number doesn't exist without its representation, or without the
idea of number, that is a more general representation, it seems that
when we treat with numbers so high we cannot neglect the idea of time.
Are you sure that this is only philosophy?

Gianni

>-----Original Message-----
>From: jim_fougeron [mailto:jfoug@...]
>Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 2:26 PM
>
>
>
>For C, about the best large number math library is GMP (which stands
>for GNU Multi-Precision). It can be found at the web site
>http://www.swox.com/gmp/
>
>It is not the easiest to use, but it is MUCH easier, and
>almost assured to be much faster than writing it yourself.
>
>Jim.
>

> --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "Mazzarello Gianni"
> <g.mazzarello@t...> wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > If you work in numeric system in base 256 instead of base 10 and ...
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