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Old 2009-10-01, 22:04   #10
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Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman View Post
I was not suggesting a general text about coding, but
rather one that discusses numerical algorithms and the (multi-precise)
arithmetic involved in computing/coding n!
I don't think the OP needs to read a book about numerical algorithms to discover how to program the factorial function in C. I think a quick pointer on recursive algorithms or loops would be better.

Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman View Post
Do you have a better book? Rivest et al? Aho, Hopcroft, Ullman? Sedgwick?
If the OP was really looking for a book, I would sooner recommend Yan's Number Theory for Computing as its level is more appropriate. But I don't think any book is needed here, unless perhaps a text on introductory programming.
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