[gambit-list] Computing a billion decimal digits of pi

Mikael mikael.rcv at gmail.com
Thu Jun 13 03:09:09 EDT 2013

2013/6/13 Bakul Shah <bakul at bitblocks.com>

> chud2 / gmp-chudnovsky ratio of about of 8 (@ 10^6 digits) and
> 16 (@ 10^9 digits) is most due to the fact that for big nums
> gmp has processor specific optimized assmebly code. And

> gambit
> uses double the space due to portable C code.  Right there you
> lose a factor of two!

Wait, double space for what, and by what reason?

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