**Note: **This is taken from the Chicken Wiki, where a more recent version could be available.

Support for the full numeric tower.

This extension provides support for large exact integers, exact rational and complex numbers.

The following standard procedures are redefined:

+ - * / = > < >= <= abs max min eqv? equal? exp expt log sin cos tan atan asin acos sqrt quotient modulo remainder exact? inexact? exact->inexact inexact->exact positive? negative? even? odd? zero? number? complex? real? rational? integer? gcd lcm truncate ceiling floor round number->string string->number numerator denominator rationalize magnitude angle real-part imag-part

The following standard procedures are provided:

make-rectangular make-polar

The following non-standard extended procedures are redefined:

add1 sub1 signum bitwise-and bitwise-ior bitwise-xor bitwise-not arithmetic-shift randomize random

Additionally the following procedures are available:

[procedure] (conj Z)

Returns the conjugate of the complex number Z.

[procedure] (bignum? X)

Is X an extended-precision integer?

[procedure] (ratnum? X)

Is X a ratio?

[procedure] (cflonum? X)

Is X an inexact-complex or a floatingpoint?

[procedure] (rectnum? X)

Is X an exact-complex?

[procedure] (compnum? X)

Is X an inexact-complex?

(define (fac n) (if (zero? n) 1 (* n (fac (- n 1))) ) ) ) )

(fac 100) ; => 9332621544394415268169923885626670049071596826438162146859296389 5217599993229915608941463976156518286253697920827223758251185210 916864000000000000000000000000

- Extended number literals can not be used directly in compiled code. Use
`string->number`instead.

The code for complex arithmetic was mostly taken from Thomas Chust's complex egg.

The GNU Multiprecision Package must be installed.

To print and read extended numbers, CHICKEN version 1.935 or higher is required. Older versions should still work but will not print anything useful.

- 1.804
- Using more accurate exact→inexact conversion for rationals [Alex Shinn]
- 1.803
- fixed bug in fixnum bitwise operations [Thanks to Jeremy Sydik]
- 1.802
- not quite complete support for static linking
- 1.801
- Fixed a bug in
`angle`[zb, mario] - 1.8
- Single-argument
`+`and`*`didn't check argument type [Thanks to Stephen Gilardi] - 1.701
- Bugfix for compiler macros, undefined symbol [Kon Lovett]
- 1.7
- Added compiler macros for
`bitwise-...`operations - 1.6
- Compiler macros now work without -X numbers
- 1.5
- Added support for speculative inlining of fixnum ops
- 1.4
- Fixed bug in ratnum/bignum division [Thanks to Ivan Shmakov]
- 1.3
- Fixing round for rational numbers [Alex Shinn]
- 1.2
- Added
`bignum? ratnum? cflonum? rectnum? compnum?`[Kon Lovett] - 1.1
- Uses easyffi properly [reported by John Cowan]
- 1.0
- Fix for fixnum/rational comparison [by Zbigniew]
- 0.999
`rational?`always returned false for flonums- 0.998
- Added some missing definitions to numbers.scm [found by Kon Lovett]
- 0.997
- Fixed memory leak in some bitwise operations [found by Dan Muresan]
- 0.996
- Fixed a bug in
`expt`[Daishi Kato] - 0.995
`round`rounds to even (as specified by R5RS) [Thanks to Benedikt Rosenau]- 0.994
- Reimplemented
`=`in C - 0.993
- Fixed
`equal?`which didn't handle extended numbers nested in other data - 0.992
- Slight performance tuning for
`expt`[Again by Daishi] - 0.991
- Fixed bug in fixnum/bignum subtraction [Thanks to Daishi Kato and Alex Shinn]
- 0.99
- Speed improvements for
`expt`by Daishi Kato - 0.98
- Added
`random`and`randomize`[Suggested by Daishi Kato] - 0.97
- bignum/fixnum subtraction used wrong argument order [Thanks to Kon Lovett]
- 0.96
- Several bug fixes by Alex Shinn;
`signum`is exactness preserving - 0.95
- Alex Shinn contributed a working version of
`expt` - 0.94
- Yet another bug-fix by Michal
- 0.93
- Several bug-fixes by Michal Janeczek
- 0.92
- exactness handling of
`expt`is slightly better but still not perfect. - 0.91
- Fixed bug in
`integer?` - 0.9
- (beta)

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