The altfloat package


A replacement for the standard Haskell floating point types and supporting functions. There are a number of shortcomings which I feel severely hinder Haskell's utility for numerical computation. These shortcomings include

This package is intended to address all of the above issues, and more. Also provided, for convenience, is an alternative to the standard Prelude which includes features from this library and the non-overlapping parts of the standard Prelude.


Versions 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.2, 0.3, 0.3.1
Dependencies base (==4.*), ghc-prim, integer, integer-gmp, integer-simple [details]
License OtherLicense
Author Nick Bowler
Stability experimental
Category Numerical
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Source repository head: git clone git://
Uploaded Sat Feb 6 04:49:55 UTC 2010 by NickBowler
Distributions NixOS:0.3.1
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splitintegerUse the new split integer packages that come with GHC 6.12.EnabledAutomatic
integergmpUse the integer-gmp package as opposed to integer-simple.EnabledAutomatic

Use -f <flag> to enable a flag, or -f -<flag> to disable that flag. More info


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