Large numbers operations in Octave or Matlab

This year we gave our students in the Numerical Methods class their first homework, in the very first weeks of the semester. My colleague suggested to ask them to write procedures for operating with very large numbers. Here you have my solution.

It was both fun and duty to write this, but also a good occasion to practice my octave skills. The procedures were however of low difficulty. Please take a look at the readme as there are some things to take in mind when using these scripts.

Free Download: zip Large Numbers in Octave / Matlab (11.56 KB, zip) - A set of procedures for basic operations with large numbers in a custom representation. Addition, Substraction, Division, Square root. 1302 downloads