The Pari Package On Linux

Fast math is Pari's claim to fame. Klaus-Peter Nischke introduces us to a small, fast, flexible calculator with symbolic and numerical theoretic abilities.

This article can only cover some of pari's basic aspects and highlights. For a more complete description and for using the pari library within your own programs, the manual gives you an excellent reference.

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Klaus-Peter Nischke has been an enthusiastic Linux user since 0.99pl13 (1993). He works at a small software company, and has worked at the local university as a mathematician. He uses pari for his own use and for mathematical research. He can be reached at