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A PARI/GP chronology

Mar 24 2014: pari-2.7.0-stable released.

Jan 30 2014: pari-2.6.2-beta released.

Atelier PARI/GP 4 at LMB (Besançon), from 06/01 to 10/01/2014.


Sep 21 2013: pari-2.5.5-stable released.

Sep 21 2013: gp2c-0.0.8 released.

Sep 20 2013: pari-2.6.1-alpha released.

May 15 2013: pari-2.6.0-alpha released.

May 13 2013: pari-2.5.4-stable released.

Jan 14-18 2013: Atelier PARI/GP 3 at IMB (Bordeaux).


Oct 2012: Sylvain Glaviano (TIC - Université de Bordeaux) creates a new PARI/GP logo.

Oct 2012: Merged the old "PARI user resources" website with this site. Have a look at the Fun! section or at the Contributed Scripts pages.

Oct 3 2012: pari-2.5.3-stable released.

Aug 4 2012: pari-2.5.2-stable released.

Feb 6 2012: pari-2.5.1-stable released.

Jan 23-27 2012: Atelier PARI/GP 2 at IMB (Bordeaux).


Sep 08 2011: migration of PARI repository from Subversion to GIT

Jul 29 2011: gp2c-0.0.7 released.

Jul 20 2011: All mailing lists migrated from list.cr.yp.to to Bordeaux. (Many thanks for the old setup, Dan.)

Jun 22 2011: pari-2.5.0-stable released. Start of new development cycle 2.6.xxx.

Apr 29 2011: pari-2.4.4-testing and gp2c-0.0.6 released.


Oct 08 2010: pari-2.4.3-testing released.

Feb 05 2010: pari-2.3.5 released.


Sep 29 2008: Megrez number fields tables checked and repackaged.

Jul 23 2008: pari-2.3.4-stable released.

17 Jan 2008: migration of PARI repository from CVS to Subversion.


Dec 22 2007: pari-2.3.3-stable released.

Dec 12 2007: pari-2.4.2-testing released.

Oct 12 2007: Explicit Methods in Number Theory, an international conference in Bordeaux, on the occasion of the retirement of Henri Cohen. Paul Zimmermann unearths interesting historical material

Mar 28 2007: pari-2.4.1-testing released.

Mar 28 2007: pari-2.3.2-stable released.


Oct 6 2006: Start of new development cycle. Bugfix version pari-2.3.1-stable released. New development version pari-2.4.0-testing released.

Jun 17 2006: gp2c-0.0.5 released.

May 19 2006: Stable pari-2.3.0 released.

Apr 26 2006: pari-2.2.13.beta released.

Jan 24 2006: pari-2.2.12.beta released.


Oct 19 2005: pari-2.2.11.alpha released.

Sep 20 2005: pari-2.1.7 released.

May 15 2005: gp2c-0.0.4 released.

Apr 17 2005: pari-2.2.10.alpha released.


Dec 23 2004: pari-2.2.9.alpha released.

Nov 11 2004: pari-2.2.8.alpha released.

Sep 13-17 2004: PARI/GP workshop at Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris (Atelier 1).

Jul 22 2004: Bug Tracking System released


Dec 18 2003: pari-2.2.7.alpha and gp2c-0.0.3 released.

Oct 24 2003: This website!

Oct 12 2003: test snapshot of self-installing Windows binary released. Hi-res graphics and polgalois() included!

Feb 11 2003: pari-2.2.5.alpha released. Starting whith this release, an alternative GNU MP multiprecision kernel is available.


Nov 18 2002: Created a Fun page.

Oct 25 2002: started to compile a PARI/GP FAQ.

Oct 23 2002: added GP code and timings (versions 2.0.12, 2.1.4, 2.2.5) for Lewis-Wester bench.


Apr 30 2001: pari-2.2.0 released


Dec 23 2000: Bill Allombert releases the first GP2C prototype, just in time for Christmas.

Nov 17 2000: pari-2.1.0 released by "The PARI group", now under the GNU General Public License.


Sep 24 1999: pari-2.0.17.alpha released.

Sep 16 1999: PARI imported to a CVS repository.

1999: Bill Allombert joins the development team.


Nov 1997: Gerhard Niklasch creates the historical PARI logo.

Nov 14 1997: pari-2.0.alpha released.

1995: Karim Belabas becomes the project maintainer.

Jan 16 1995: pari-1.39 released by BaBe CoOl, the last major release in the original 1.xxx series.

Sept 1993: Niels Möller ports PARI/GP to the Amiga.

Feb 28 1990: international release of PARI 1.31, by BaBe CoOl.

1988: Dominique Bernardi finishes a Macintosh port.

1987: Dominique Bernardi joins the project and writes a new calculator using Algebraic Notation, e.g. 2 * (3 + 4). The calculator uses standard flow control instructions and allows to define one's own user functions. It is renamed gp, P for "Programmable".

1986: Christian Batut, Henri Cohen, and Michel Olivier write the first PARI assembly kernel and start fleshing out the PARI library. Batut writes the Grand Calculateur gc, which uses Reverse Polish Notation, e.g. 2 3 4 + *.

1983: First stages of the PARI project. François Dress proposes the PARI acronym.

1979: Henri Cohen and François Dress write the ISABELLE interpreter for higher arithmetic.


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