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lognum

Introduction

A logarithmic number system (LNS) is an arithmetic system for representing real numbers. In LNS, a number X, is represented by the logarithm L of its absolute value:

   X -> { s, L = \log_b(|X|) }

where s denotes the sign of X (s = 1 if X > 0 and s = -1 if X < 0).

Requirements

matchable
datatype

Library procedures

lognum?:procedure
lognum-sign:procedure
lognum-value:procedure
number->lognum:procedure
lognum->number:procedure
lognum+:procedure
lognum-:procedure
lognum*:procedure
lognum/:procedure
lognum-neg:procedure
lognum-abs:procedure
lognum-signum:procedure
lognum-recip:procedure

Authors

Ivan Raikov

Version

1.1
Ported to Chicken 4
1.0
Initial version

License

Copyright 2009 Ivan Raikov and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

A full copy of the GPL license can be found at <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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