Esteban Crespi de Valldaura on Sat, 25 Oct 2003 19:21:37 +0200

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Re: Pari.exe (2.2.7) for Windows

Great!, is the first time I can see the extended help and plot high-density
graphs. I have been using the DOS version until now and I'm changing to this

Some comments :

1) After using Ctrl-C or Ctrl-Break for stopping a computation it does no
longer work, (you have to reinitiate PARI). (note however that this happened
also in the DOS version)

2) I have not been able to configure readline or GP in order to make
Ctrl-Leftarrow or Ctrl-Rightarrow to go to the previous/next word. Does
anybody know how to do it?

3) Suppose you modify the quick-access icon to say PARI to begin in other
directory (say D:\TEMP), then the extended help does not longuer work,  even
though it reads the .gprc file. It gives the following message:
    ?? format
    /usr/local/lib/pari/doc not found at C:/Archivos de
programa/Componentes/PARI/gphelp line 143.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Karim BELABAS" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2003 3:23 PM
Subject: Pari.exe (2.2.7) for Windows

I have built a new Windows installer for Pari/GP. You can get it at

[5.2MB archive, 13.1MB installed]

This is a binary from the _unstable_ branch (2.2.7-alpha).

Features of this test release include :

1) PDF manuals: user's manual, tutorial, reference card
   [ ... Acrobat Reader not included ... ]

2) full online help ( gphelp )
  Try out ??sin, ???sin
          ???"elliptic curves"@

The one thing that does not work is ??, ??tutorial, ??refcard. You have to
open directly the PDF files.

3) Readline line-editing facilities, including command history and
  Try out <TAB> and the cursor keys.

4) prettyprinter ( tex2mail )
  Try \o3 before typing some (simple) commands, e.g sin(x)

5) "galdata" support files, required by polgalois() in degree > 7
  Try polgalois(x^8 - 2)

6) High-resolution plot: ploth() and friends should work now.
  Try ploth(x = 0, 10, sin(x)), and try to resize the window.

7) install() should work, at least to import private symbols from the
  Try install(addii, GG); addii(2,3)


The installer sets

1) Start Menu entry

2) Desktop link  [ ... no dedicated icon yet ... ]

3) uninstall support (via Start Menu or Windows Add/Remove)


Please test as much as you can! And report bugs, preferably to pari-dev (or
possibly pari-users), if something does not work as expected.

Compared to the previous binaries, I have tried to fix a number of problems
with the online help, which did not work on most installations. I have also
upgraded my build system which fixes all the internal bugs which were
reported ( in particular, SEGVs during any MPQS factorization ).

I am not aware of any remaining problem. All feedback will be much
appreciated !

Have fun,

Karim Belabas                     Tel: (+33) (0)1 69 15 57 48
Dép. de Mathématiques, Bât. 425   Fax: (+33) (0)1 69 15 60 19
Université Paris-Sud    
F-91405 Orsay (France)    [PARI/GP]