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TIntX is a Pascal port of IntX arbitrary precision Integer library with fast, about O(N * log N) multiplication/division algorithms implementation. It provides all the basic arithmetic operations on Integers, comparing, bitwise shifting etc. It also allows parsing numbers in different bases and converting them to string, also in any base. The advantage of this library is its fast multiplication, division and from base/to base conversion algorithms. all the fast versions of the algorithms are based on fast multiplication of big Integers using Fast Hartley Transform which runs for O(N * log N * log log N) time instead of classic O(N^2).

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Code Example

Here is a sample of code which uses TIntX to calculate 42 in power 1048576 (which is 2^20 (1 shl 20)):

uses //including only the non-obvious
SysUtils, uIntX, uEnums;

procedure Calc();
  valA, valB: UInt32;
  Delta: Double;

  valA := GetTickCount;
  TIntX.Pow(42, 1048576);
  valB := GetTickCount;
  Delta := (valB - valA) / 1000;
  ShowMessage(Format('time elapsed is %f seconds', [Delta]));

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);

  TIntX.GlobalSettings.MultiplyMode := TMultiplyMode.mmClassic;
  First 'Calc()' call uses fast multiplication implementation (which is default), 
second, classic one. On my machine (Windows 10 Update 2, Intel Core i3 2.53 GHz, 
6 GB RAM), Compiled with 64 bits, first call took 0.30 seconds while the second one 
took 17.91 seconds.Resulting number has 1,702,101 digits.

Some other functions implemented internally by me are

  IntegerSquareRoot (Integer SquareRoot) 
  GCD (Greatest Common Divisor (HCF)) 
  LCM (Least Common Multiple)
  AbsoluteValue (Get Absolute Value of a Negative TIntX)
  Bézouts Identity
  InvMod (Modular Inverse)
  IntegerLogN (base, number) (Gets IntegerLog of a number using a specified base)
  Ln (The natural logarithm)
  Log10 (The base-10 logarithm)
  LogN (Logarithm of a number for a specified base)
  Random (Now Uses PcgRandom Instead of Mersemme Twister)
  Modular Exponentiation (ModPow)
  IsProbablyPrime (based on Miller Rabin Primality Test)

As you can see, TIntX implements all the standard arithmetic operators using operator overloading so its usage is transparent for developers, like if you're working with usual Integers.

FHT and Calculations Precision

Internally TIntX library operates with floating-point numbers when multiplication using FHT (Fast Hartley Transform) is performed so at some point it stops working correctly and loses precision. Luckily, this unpleasant side-effects effects starts to appear when Integer size is about 2^28 bytes i.e. for really huge Integers. Anyway, to catch such errors some code was added, FHT multiplication result validity check into code -- it takes N last digits of each big Integer, multiplies them using classic approach and then compares last N digits of classic result with last N digits of FHT result (so it's kind of a simplified CRC check). If any inconsistency is found, then an EFhtMultiplicationException is thrown; this check can be disabled using global settings.

Internal Representation and ToString() Performance

For a really huge Integer numbers (like 42 in power 1048576 above) ToString() call can take quite some time to execute. This is because, internally TIntX big Integers are stored as 2^32-base number in UInt32 array and to generate decimal string output it should be converted from 2^32 base to decimal base. Such digits storage approach was chosen intentionally -- it makes ToString() slower but uses memory efficiently and makes primitive operations on digits faster than power of 10-base storage (which would make ToString() work faster) and usually computations are used more often than ToString().

Supported Compilers

FreePascal 3.0.0 and Above.

Delphi 2010 and Above.

Installing the Library.

Method One:

Use the Provided Packages in the "Packages" Folder.

Method Two:

Add the Library Path and Sub Path to your Project Search Path.

Unit Tests.

To Run Unit Tests,

For FPC 3.0.0 and above

Simply compile and run "IntXLib.Tests" project in "FreePascal.Tests" Folder.

Method One (Using TestInsight and DUnitX) (Preferred).

1). Download and Install TestInsight (and DunitX if not available).

2). Open Project Options of Unit Test (IntXLib.Tests.TestInsight) in "Delphi.Tests" 

3). To Use TestInsight, right-click on the project, then select 
	"Enable for TestInsight" or "TestInsight Project".
    Save Project then Build and Run Test Project through TestInsight. 

Method Two (Using DUnitX Console Runner).

1). Download and Install DunitX (if not available).

2). Open Project Options of Unit Test (IntXLib.Tests.TestInsight) in "Delphi.Tests" 

3). Save Project then Build and Run Test Project.. 


This "Software" is Licensed Under MIT License (MIT) .

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  Special Thanks to first of all, (Andriy Kozachuk) for creating the 
Original CSharp version, members of Delphi Developers Community on Google Plus,
Uncle Midnight,Ron4Fun for various support offered.
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