mpfi: Multiple precision interval arithmetic library based on MPFR

Description

MPFI is a library for interval arithmetic, which is built upon the MPFR multiple precision floating-point arithmetic.

MPFI is intended to be a portable library written in C for arbitrary precision interval arithmetic with intervals represented using MPFR reliable floating-point numbers. It is based on the GNU MP library and on the MPFR library. The purpose of an arbitrary precision interval arithmetic is on the one hand to get “guaranteed” results, thanks to interval computation, and on the other hand to obtain accurate results, thanks to multiple precision arithmetic. The MPFI library is built upon MPFR in order to benefit from the correct rounding provided, for each operation or function, by MPFR. Further advantages of using MPFR are its portability and compliance with the IEEE 754 standard for floating-point arithmetic.

License

This version of MPFI is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License. It is permitted to link MPFI to non-free programs, as long as when distributing them the MPFI source code and a means to re-link with a modified MPFI is provided.

Upstream Contact

http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/nathalie.revol/software.html

The MPFI website is located at http://mpfi.gforge.inria.fr/

The MPFI team can be contacted via the MPFI mailing list: mpfi-users@lists.gforge.inria.fr

Dependencies

  • GMP

  • MPFR

Type

standard

Version Information

package-version.txt:

1.5.2

Equivalent System Packages

conda:

$ conda install mpfi

Debian/Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install  libmpfi-dev

freebsd:

$ sudo pkg install math/mpfi

gentoo:

$ sudo emerge sci-libs/mpfi

homebrew:

$ brew install mpfi

nix:

$ nix-env --install mpfi

opensuse:

$ sudo zypper install mpfi-devel

void:

$ sudo xbps-install  mpfi-devel

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

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