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Contributor - Multiprecision / Arbitrary precision

Current status

This subject has been started in the context of the Google Summer of Code 2009. This project is open for the Google Summer of code 2010 in order to provide a finalized and stable release of this module. The work is available here: http://forge.scilab.org/index.php/p/mpscilab/

Summary of the work

Currently most of the basic matrix algebra function have been implemented in the underlying mathematical computation library. A good majority of those basic operations have been plugged into the Scilab toolbox. Many advanced matrix operations are currently done or partly implemented. Moreover, there was some effort toward file i/o and multi-processing. The major tasks left are as follow :

Applicants should specify the area they are more interested in working for the project.

Who should apply

Again like last year if a student is chosen to work on this project he will be part of a team including the mentor(s) working actively on the toolbox development. Successful applicants should have most of the following skills and experience. Applicants should reflect their strength taking this list into consideration.

Necessary skills

While the following are not required they should be considered a plus toward a successful application.

Information for the GSoC 2009

DToday, some libraries dedicated to multi-precision computation exist:

An analysis of the matlab interface to the MPFR library can be found here: http://www.loria.fr/~zimmerma/talks/mpfr-scilab.pdf

A matlab toolbox can be found here: http://www.thedigitalmap.com/~carlos/software/index.htm

A binary toolbox for scilab: xnum_pack which allows to perform multi-precision computation.

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