Calcium has the following dependencies:

To compile, test and install Calcium from source assuming that all dependencies have been installed, run the following commands in the source directory:

./configure <options>
make check       (optional)
make install

If GMP/MPIR, MPFR, FLINT, Arb or Antic are installed in some other location than the default path /usr/local, pass --with-gmp=..., --with-mpfr=..., --with-flint=..., --with-arb=..., --with-antic=... with the correct path to configure (type ./configure --help to show more options).

After the installation, you may have to run ldconfig to make sure that the system’s dynamic linker finds the library.

On a multicore system, make can be run with the -j flag to build in parallel. For example, use make -j4 on a quad-core machine.

Running tests

After running make, it is recommended to also run make check to verify that all unit tests pass.

By default, the unit tests run a large number of iterations to improve the chances of detecting subtle problems. The test suite will take several minutes on a single core (make -jN check if you have more cores to spare). You can adjust the number of test iterations via the CALCIUM_TEST_MULTIPLIER environment variable. For example, the following will only run 10% of the default iterations:

make check

It is also possible to run the unit tests for a single module, for instance:

make check MOD=ca

Running code

Here is an example program to get started using Calcium:

#include "calcium/ca.h"

int main()
    ca_ctx_t ctx;
    ca_t x;
    ca_init(x, ctx);

    ca_pi(x, ctx);               /* x = pi */
    ca_sub_ui(x, x, 3, ctx);     /* x = x - 3 */
    ca_pow_ui(x, x, 2, ctx);     /* x = x^2 */
    ca_print(x, ctx); printf("\n");
    printf("Computed with calcium-%s\n", calcium_version());

    ca_clear(x, ctx);
    return EXIT_SUCCESS;

Compile it with:

gcc test.c -lcalcium

Depending on the environment, you may also have to pass the flags -larb, -lantic, -lflint, -lmpfr, -lgmp to the compiler. On some Debian based systems, -larb needs to be replaced with -lflint-arb.

If the header and library files are not in a standard location (/usr/local on most systems), you may also have to provide flags such as:

-I/path/to/calcium -I/path/to/arb -I/path/to/flint -L/path/to/calcium -L/path/to/flint -L/path/to/arb

Finally, to run the program, make sure that the linker can find the libraries. If they are installed in a nonstandard location, you can for example add this path to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

The output of the example program should be something like the following:

0.0200485 {a^2-6*a+9 where a = 3.14159 [Pi]}
Computed with calcium-0.0.0