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Originally Posted by CRGreathouse
Allow me to disagree.
Knuth is excellent, and his "The Art of Computer Programming" is a treasure for the ages. But a beginning programmer should start from something simpler and work up to TAoCP. Its size and cost are likely to discourage!

The subject at hand is the coding of arithmetic algorithms.
Do you have a better book? Rivest et al? Aho, Hopcroft, Ullman?
Sedgwick? I was not suggesting a general text about coding, but
rather one that discusses numerical algorithms and the (multiprecise)
arithmetic involved in computing/coding n!