Andreas Enge on Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:08:26 +0100

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Re: Interfacing pari and gmp/mpfr/mpc


finally I finished some work started during the Atelier Pari/GP in January.
The attached package allows to switch between pari and gmp/mpfr/mpc types in
a C program, to use the pari stack functions for allocating the mantissae
of mpfr/mpc numbers, and to call functions from libraries relying on mpfr/mpc
(in particular, the libraries themselves) in the GP command interpreter.

Comments are welcome. I tested against the current git of Pari/GP; the
package does not work with the stable version of Pari/GP.

I kept names such as mpz_set_GEN and mpz_get_GEN, thus invading foreign
name spaces: These would be the names used inside GMP if it depended on
libpari and contained the corresponding functionality. There is little risk
the names would be used for anything else.

For further information, I am attaching the README of the package below.



Pari-gnump allows to easily switch between number types from the GNU
multiprecision ecosystem (mpz, mpq, mpfr, mpc) and corresponding types in
libpari, as well as to use functions from the GNU libraries in GP.


Adapt the location and version numbers of Pari/GP, GNU MP (GMP), GNU MPFR
and GNU MPC in the first lines of Makefile.

If you wish to use functions relying on GMP, GNU MPFR or GNU MPC in your GP
session, you need to add them to pari-gnump-user.h and pari-gnump-user.c
(see below).

This creates the library There is no need to install this
library, it may simply be copied to the location of your Pari/GP project.

To test if everything went well, execute
   make check


The exported functions are given in pari-gnump.h. For each GNU
multiprecision type X from mpz, mpq. mpfr and mpc, there are functions
The first one takes an argument x of type X and g of type GEN, and assigns
the value of g to x if the types are compatible. The second one takes as
argument x of type X and returns a GEN with the same value, allocated on the
Pari stack.

The functions pari_mpfr_init2, pari_mpc_init2 and pari_mpc_init3 work
exactly as their counterparts without the pari prefix, except that they
allocate the mantissae on the Pari stack instead of using the GMP memory
allocation functions. They should not be freed with calls to mpfr_clear or
mpc_clear, but with the usual Pari stack handling ("avma").
pari_mpfr_init_set_GEN and pari_mpc_init_set_GEN combine such an
initialisation with an assignment; as precision, they use the precision of
the source variable if it is of a floating point type, or the default
precision if it is an integer or a rational number. If you are unsure what
is meant by this paragraph, you probably do not wish to use these functions.


If you wish to use functions relying on GMP, GNU MPFR or GNU MPC in a GP
session, you need to write a wrapper function in pari-gnump-user.c and
declare it in pari-gnump-user.h. The function should take GEN arguments,
transform them to mpz, mpq, mpfr or mpc, compute with them in the desired
way, and transform the result back into a GEN. By calling
this function will be automatically included into the library The functions must then be made available inside your GP
session using the "install" command.

As examples, pari-gnump-user.c implements correctly rounded multiplications
of real and complex numbers using MPFR and MPC, as well as the erf and zeta
functions from MPFR. The file shows how to install and use these
functions in a GP script.

Attachment: pari-gnump-0.0.1.tar.gz
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