Monday, February 23, 2015

This blog is under construction.

It is dedicated to Donald E. Knuth's "The Art of Computer Programming," Seminumerical Algorithms, (c) Addison-Wesley, 2nd and 3rd editions.

Our goal will be to present new material on the topic "Multiple-Precision Arithmetic", section 4.3.1 "The Classical Algorithms".

This will be supplemental mathematical treatment created by me to facilitate these goals:

1. Enable individuals new to the topic to understand D. E. Knuth's Theorem A and B.

2. To implement HLL versions of the algorithms in a way that is reliable, readable, and efficient.

3. Tips on implementation and pitfalls to avoid.

4. Tips on assembly language optimizations for the Intel 80x86 processor.

Carl Glassberg