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Java has classes for arbitrary-precision floating point numbers and
arbitrary-precision integers, named java.math.BigDecimal and
java.math.BigInteger, respectively. 

In V5R1+, you can call java methods directly from ILE RPG IV, C or 
COBOL, so you could write a small ILE "wrapper" program to allow 
calling from any OPM language, (even MI), to use this support.

Or, since java is "open source" you could also study the code that 
implements BigDecimal and BigInteger to see how they did it, and 
then write your own equivalent routines in MI. ;-)

For a definitive book of mathematical algorithms, try:

    The Art of Computer Programming Volume 2 
    Seminumerical Algorithms 
    by Donald Knuth    
    Third Edition    1997  
    ISBN 0-201-89684-2


Mark S. Waterbury

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bobby Hicks" <Robert.Hicks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <mi400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 9:32 AM
Subject: [MI400] Large number division

> Does anyone know or have code that can divide large integer values. 
> Something that would handle values that may be greater than 30 digits? 
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Bobby.
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