|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
Using GP with Math::Pariby hv (Parson)
|on Dec 18, 2007 at 14:00 UTC||Need Help??|
hv has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I was asking this the other day, here's what I found out.
I wanted to know how to use Math::Pari to declare and then use a new function written in GP. After a brief exchange with the author, I discovered that the only problem was that Math::Pari hiccups on braces and spaces - and these are in any case not needed (at least for dealing with numbers), they are pure "syntactic sugar".
So I knocked up a local function:
.. and was then able to use it to write nice clean GP function declarations:
I don't yet have a good solution for passing arguments in. You can interpolate them:
.. but it is distressingly inefficient to convert large numbers to string and back. I've done some experiments with setting up a PARIvar, but haven't worked out yet if it is possible to assign to such a variable from perl space.
I'd welcome any other tips and tricks for getting the most out of perl/PARI hybrid code.