# BigAl 2.4.0

BigAl allows you to calculate really BIG numbers with an accuracy your desktop calculator is still dreaming of.

BigAl is a free and platform independent software. The project is written entirely in Java. With BigAl you can calculate really BIG numbers with an accuracy your desktop calculator is still dreaming of. The only restriction is the power of your computer! Not only basic calculations are supported, but also special functions like factorial, fibonacci, lucas-sequence, periods, fraction reducing, sum of the digits, binomial coefficient calculation, factorize function, bit oriented functions and many more.

In February 2001, I wanted to know the result of the factorial of one million. BigAl was born and both many CPU cycles and months later I knew the exact result. Since the beginning, BigAl was able to handle numbers stored in files. Meanwhile a lot of functions has been added and a few of them got a much better performance. BigAl uses the Java classes called BigInteger and BigDecimal.

· JRE version 1.4.2 or later

New operations:

· support for the square root (sqrt) (sf# 1388680)

· support for the nth root (rt, root). Thanks to Ronald Mark for the free source code

· support for converting a number from and to a numeral system (base, tobase)

Improved operations:

· range and count parameters for the random function

· No parameter limits for the fibonacci/lucas function anymore

· No parameter limits for the factorial function anymore

· No parameter limits for the power function anymore and performance improvement for power

· No parameter limits for the nk/choose function anymore

· support for the free cacaojvm

In February 2001, I wanted to know the result of the factorial of one million. BigAl was born and both many CPU cycles and months later I knew the exact result. Since the beginning, BigAl was able to handle numbers stored in files. Meanwhile a lot of functions has been added and a few of them got a much better performance. BigAl uses the Java classes called BigInteger and BigDecimal.

**Requirements:**· JRE version 1.4.2 or later

**What's New**in This Release:New operations:

· support for the square root (sqrt) (sf# 1388680)

· support for the nth root (rt, root). Thanks to Ronald Mark for the free source code

· support for converting a number from and to a numeral system (base, tobase)

Improved operations:

· range and count parameters for the random function

· No parameter limits for the fibonacci/lucas function anymore

· No parameter limits for the factorial function anymore

· No parameter limits for the power function anymore and performance improvement for power

· No parameter limits for the nk/choose function anymore

· support for the free cacaojvm

- last updated on:
- June 27th, 2007, 13:39 GMT
- price:
- FREE!
- developed by:
**Johann Nepomuk Loefflmann**- license type:
- GPL (GNU General Public License)
- category:
- ROOT \ Science and Engineering \ Mathematics

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