Complex arithmetic primitives

  • Nelson H. F. BeebeEmail author


Apart from Fortran and symbolic-algebra systems, few programming languages support complex arithmetic. The 1998 ISO C++ Standard adds a standard header file, <complex>, to provide a complex data-type template, and prototypes of complex versions of a dozen or so elementary functions. The 1999 ISO C Standard goes further, offering a standard header file, <complex.h>, and a new language keyword, _Complex. When <complex.h> is included, the name complex can be used as a synonym for the new keyword, allowing declaration of objects of type float complex, double complex, and long double complex.


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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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