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Section: Software

Keywords : elementary function, libm, double precision arithmetic, correct rounding.

CRlibm: a Library of Elementary Functions with Correct Rounding

Participants : F. de Dinechin, C. Lauter, J.-M. Muller, G. Revy.

The CRlibm project aims at developing a mathematical library (libm ) which provides implementations of the double precision C99 standard elementary functions,

In 2006, we released the interim versions 0.11beta1 and 0.14beta1, with 4 more functions (arcsine , arccosine , expm1 and log1p ). In particular, some new polynomial evaluation algorithms have been introduced [57] .

In these beta versions, the code is complete, working and validated by an extensive self-test procedure, but the proof of correct rounding is not complete yet for all the functions. Actually, most of the work in 2006 focused on improving and automating these proofs.

The library includes a documentation which makes an extensive tutorial on elementary function software development.

The library has been downloaded more than 2300 times. It is used in the LHC@home project of CERN[36] (http://lhcathome.cern.ch/ ), and is considered for inclusion as the default libm in several open-source compiler projects.

Status: Beta release / Target: ia32, ia64, Sparc, PPC / License: LGPL / OS: Unix / Programming Language: C / URL: http://www.ens-lyon.fr/LIP/Arenaire


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