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KevB

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While these algorithms have been around since the early 70's (HACMEM was written in 1972), they don't seem to be commonly implemented commercially. Are these algorithms used in proprietary software (e.g. Mathematica )? I've seen some simple implementations, but most fail to address some of the issues Bill identified (e.g. non-termination when computing the square of a root).

I intend to release a version of this system to the public domain at some point, but was curious about similar systems that might exist. I'm also interested in applying these algorithms with complex numbers (which should be reasonably straightforward), and wondered if anyone had done this.