## A Fortran multiple-precision arithmetic package (1978)

Venue: | ACM Trans. Math. Softw |

Citations: | 55 - 3 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Brent78afortran,

author = {Richard P. Brent},

title = {A Fortran multiple-precision arithmetic package},

journal = {ACM Trans. Math. Softw},

year = {1978},

volume = {4},

pages = {57--70}

}

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### Abstract

A collection of ANSI Standard Fortran subroutines for performing multiple-precision floating-point arithmetic and evaluating elementary and special functions is described. The subrou-tines are machine independent and the precision is arbitrary, subject to storage limitations. The design of the package is discussed, some of the algomthms are described, and test results are given. Key Words and Phrases ' arithmetic, multiple precision, extended precision, floating point, elementary function evaluation, Euler's constant, gamma function, polyalgorithm, software package, Fortran, machine-independent software, special function evaluation, Bessel func-