lcalc: L-function calculator

Description

Michael Rubinstein’s L-function calculator.

License

  • LGPL V2+

Upstream contact

Michael Rubinstein <mrubinst@uwaterloo.ca>

Sources: http://oto.math.uwaterloo.ca/~mrubinst/L_function_public/L.html

Newer beta version 1.3 (not yet in Sage): http://code.google.com/p/l-calc/

Dependencies

  • GMP/MPIR

  • MPFR

  • PARI

  • GNU patch

Special Update/Build Instructions

  • There is some garbage in the upstream sources which should be removed:

    src/include/.Lexplicit_formula.h.swp
    src/include/.Lvalue.h.swp
    src/include/._.DS_Store
    src/include/.DS_Store
    src/include/Lexplicit_formula.h.swap.crap
    src/include/Lvalue.h.bak
    src/src/Makefile.old
    src/src/.Makefile.old.swp
    src/src/._.DS_Store
    src/src/.DS_Store
    src/src/.Lcommandline.ggo.swp
    src/src/libLfunction.a
    
  • We (and apparently also upstream) currently don’t build Lcalc’s tests (see Makefile), hence there’s no spkg-check. This might change in newer upstream versions.

  • The original Makefile uses $(CC) to compile C++ (also using $(CCFLAGS)), which it defines to ‘g++’, and hardcodes ‘g++’ when linking the shared library. (It should use $(CXX) instead, which might *default* to ‘g++’.) We now (lcalc-1.23.p10) patch the Makefile also to use $(CXX) for compiling and linking C++; $(CXX) now *defaults* to ‘g++’, and $(CC) to ‘gcc’, but both can be overridden by simply setting their respective environment variables. (Same for $(INSTALL_DIR) btw.)

Patches

  • Makefile.patch:

    We change a lot there, since Lcalc doesn’t have a ‘configure’ script, and hence the Makefile is supposed to be edited to customize Lcalc (build options, locations of headers and libraries etc.). Besides that, we

    • put CXXFLAGS into Lcalc’s “CCFLAGS” used for compiling C++,

    • remove some stuff involving LDFLAGS1 and LDFLAGS2, setting just LDFLAGS,

    • use $(MAKE) instead of ‘make’ in the crude build receipts,

    • use CXXFLAG64 when linking the shared library,

    • now use $(CXX) for compiling and linking C++, which *defaults* to ‘g++’, but can be overridden by setting the environment variable of the same name. ($(CC) now *defaults* to ‘gcc’, although currently not really used as far as I can see.)

    • $(INSTALL_DIR) can now be overridden by simply setting the environment variable of the same name.

  • Lcommon.h.patch:

    Uncomment the definition of lcalc_to_double(const long double& x). (Necessary for GCC >= 4.6.0, cf. #10892.) Comment from there: The reason is the following code horror from src/src/include/Lcommon.h: […] But somebody who is familiar with the codebase should really rewrite lcalc to not redefine the double() cast, thats just fragile and will sooner or later again fail inside some system headers.

  • pari-2.7.patch:

    Various changes to port to newer versions of PARI.

  • time.h.patch:

    (Patches src/include/Lcommandline_numbertheory.h) Include also <time.h> in Lcommandline_numbertheory.h (at least required on Cygwin, cf. #9845). This should get reported upstream.

  • lcalc-1.23_default_parameters_1.patch: Make Lcalc (1.23) build with GCC 4.9

Type

standard

Version Information

package-version.txt:

2.0.5

Equivalent System Packages

arch:

$ sudo pacman -S  lcalc

conda:

$ conda install lcalc

Debian/Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install  lcalc liblfunction-dev

Fedora/Redhat/CentOS:

$ sudo yum install  L-function-devel L-function

freebsd:

$ sudo pkg install math/lcalc

gentoo:

$ sudo emerge sci-mathematics/lcalc

nix:

$ nix-env --install lcalc

void:

$ sudo xbps-install  lcalc-devel

See https://repology.org/project/lcalc/versions

If the system package is installed, ./configure will check whether it can be used.