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in reply to Re: Re: Re: Hypergeometric Probability Calculation (speeding up 'choose' )
in thread Hypergeometric Probability Calculation

Install Math::BigInt::GMP and use Math::BigInt lib => 'GMP'; and things get much faster. You can distribute code in with that use, without the module locally installed everything still works, it just falls back on a slow Perl version. (Some may prefer Math::BigInt::Pari.)

Math::Big is meant to be a convenient wrapper around other modules. Use a faster one and it gets faster. Use a slower one, and it isn't.