[seqfan] Re: As much as I hate "base" sequences...
hv at crypt.org
hv at crypt.org
Wed Jan 29 09:21:03 CET 2014
The speed improvements to the perl module Math::GMP have now been released
in v2.07: https://metacpan.org/pod/Math::GMP
Hugo
Earlier I wrote:
:"David Wilson" <davidwwilson at comcast.net> wrote:
::I don't have a real arbitrary precision arithmetic package, so I am using
::ActivePerl Math::Bignum, which is somewhat slow.
:
:Math::Bignum is pretty awful speed-wise for anything intensive. Math::Pari
:and Math::GMP are both a great deal faster, if either of those is available
:to you.
:
:I've recently been making speed improvements to Math::GMP, reducing
:the perl overhead of operations by about 3x so far (which gets it closer
:to Math::Pari speed), but that's unlikely to reach a release for at least
:a couple of months; if you're in a position to compile it yourself,
:I'd be happy to make it available somewhere earlier.
:
:If they are not available to you (because you don't have a compiler,
:and ActiveState doesn't build them), I might be able to encourage them
:to provide a build - I know several of the core perl developers that
:work there, and nearly became one myself a number of years ago.
:
:Here's a benchmark I did recently for C<< die unless ($a % $b) == 3 >>
:where $a == 3, $b == 5 and both variables are:
: bb => Math::BigInt
: gg => Math::GMP
: hh => my improved Math::GMP
: pp => Math::Pari
: ss => simple perl scalar
:
: Rate bb gg hh pp ss
:bb 8967/s -- -84% -93% -97% -100%
:gg 54612/s 509% -- -59% -82% -99%
:hh 132741/s 1380% 143% -- -57% -99%
:pp 309688/s 3354% 467% 133% -- -97%
:ss 9410297/s 104844% 17131% 6989% 2939% --
:
:Hugo
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