fast-arithmetic: Fast number-theoretic functions.

[ algorithms, ats, bsd3, combinatorics, ffi, library, math, number-theory, numerics ] [ Propose Tags ]

Fast number-theoretic code with a high level of safety guaranteed by ATS.

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Dependencies base (>=4.7 && <5), composition-prelude (<, recursion-schemes [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright Copyright: (c) 2018 Vanessa McHale
Author Vanessa McHale
Revised Revision 1 made by vmchale at 2018-03-29T05:29:34Z
Category Numerics, Math, Algorithms, Number Theory, Combinatorics
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Uploaded by vmchale at 2018-01-07T01:41:01Z
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Enable `-Werror` and don't clean ATS libraries between builds.

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Note: This package has metadata revisions in the cabal description newer than included in the tarball. To unpack the package including the revisions, use 'cabal get'.

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This is a library for fast arithmetical functions using ATS, with a Haskell wrapper.

It is intended to supplement (but not replace) arithmoi where speed is important. In particular, this library provides a fast primality check.


Computation Version (ATS/Haskell) Time
isPrime 2017 ATS 118.9 ns
isPrime 2017 Haskell 497.3 ns
φ(2016) ATS 5.574 μs
φ(2016) Haskell 177.3 μs
τ(3018) ATS 7.962 μs
τ(3018) Haskell 35.87 μs
ω(91) ATS 282.1 ns
ω(91) Haskell 1.194 μs


The Haskell library comes with the C bundled, however you will likely want to build from source if you are hacking on the library. To that end, you can install stack, patsopt, and pats-filter and build with

 $ ./shake.hs

You will also likely want to install GHC as well as cabal.


You can find documentation for the Haskell library on Hackage. Unfortunately, there is no documentation for the ATS library, however, you may find the bundled source code informative.