On Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at 08:20:05 UTC, J-S Caux wrote:
On Tuesday, 6 March 2018 at 07:12:57 UTC, Robert M. Münch wrote:
On 2018-03-05 20:11:06 +0000, H. S. Teoh said:
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Now, with Uknown's trick of using the C math functions, I can reconsider. It's a bit of a "patch" but at least it works.


I'm glad I could help!

In an ideal world, I'd like the language I use to:
- have double-precision arithmetic with equal performance to C/C++ - have all basic mathematical functions implemented, including for complex types - *big bonus*: have the ability to do extended-precision arithmetic (integer, but most importantly (complex) floating-point) on-the-fly if I so wish, without having to rely on external libraries.

D has std.complex and inbuilt complex types, just like C [0][1]. I modified the mandelbrot generator on Wikipedia, using D's std.complex and didn't have too much of an issue with performance.[2]
Also, std.bigint and mir might be of interest to you.[3]

C++ was always fine, with external libraries for extended precision, but D is so much more pleasant to use. Many of my colleagues are switching to e.g. Julia despite the performance costs, because it is by design a very maths/science-friendly language. D is however much closer to a whole stack of existing codebases, so switching to it would involve much less extensive refactoring.

Theres a good chance D can interface with those libraries you mentioned...

[0]: https://dlang.org/phobos/std_complex.html
[1]: https://dlang.org/phobos/core_stdc_complex.html
[2]: https://github.com/Sirsireesh/Khoj-2017/blob/master/Mandelbrot-set/mandelbrot.d
[3]: https://github.com/libmir

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