Comparison » multiprecision

Bignum

in standard distribution. int and rationnal. only small bigints (quadratic algorithms)

licence problem

http://pauillac.inria.fr/~aschmitt/cwn/2003.10.07.html#12 http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/12/msg00240.html

MLGMP

bindings for the GNU Multiprecision library. int, rat, float. GMP => portable, fast.

shortcomings

two distinct GC => more memory

Numerix

int, only on x86/Unix (and Pentium 4 too?). quite fast, one GC.