The BigNum homepage

What is BigNum?

BigNum is a multiprecision package for performing computations on large integers. The first version was released in 1988 and used for example in the ECPP program of F. Morain. This new version is an update of the package, for use on new platforms.

How to get the package

Click here. After you have copied the package, you have to uncompress it and untar it:

% zcat bignum.tar.Z | tar xvf -

This will create directory bignum1.1. Once this is done, see the README file to learn how to compile it.

Assembly code

The number of assembly versions for KerN has grown. Here is the list so far. Note that it includes old (?) versions for old machines:

Some programs using BigNum