Michael Somos on Sat, 30 Oct 1999 20:42:58 -0400 (EDT) |
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Euclidean quotient suggestion |
In looking at the "calc" program I noticed that their Euclidean division ------------------------------------------------------------------------- > 16//3 5 > 2//(3/8) 5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- is able to handle rational numbers, while in GP/PARI ------------------------------------------------------------------------- gp> 16\3 %13 = 5 gp> 2\(3/8) *** incorrect type in gdivent. gp> ??\ \: The expression x \ y is the Euclidean quotient of x and y. The types must be either both integer or both polynomials. The result is the Euclidean quotient. In the case of integer division, the quotient is such that the corresponding remainder is non-negative. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- this is not allowed. Any chance to modify this so that it is? Shalom, Michael -- Michael Somos <somos@grail.cba.csuohio.edu> Cleveland State University http://grail.cba.csuohio.edu/~somos/ Cleveland, Ohio, USA 44115