numbersprogram extracts these literals, compares them against a database of 'interesting' values and prints out any matches; it can also print out values that don't match.
The two most important aspects of this process are:
I have various ideas for reducing matches that occur for 'uninteresting' reasons.
The software is known to build under Linux (or at least Suse 10.3) and Mac OS X (i.e., success with 10.5.7 with gcc i686-apple-darwin9-gcc-4.0.1 has been reported). All sources are available for download under a GPL license.
Current version (29 Mar 13): numbers-0.5.tgz
The software will make use the multiple-precision GMP library if it is available, to support
larger number with more precision than the host floating-point hardware.
Otherwise the host compiler
long double type is used.
The tools used to calculate the values of some constants were bc, calc (a C-style arbitrary precision calculator) and dc
Results from analysing the output of numbers when run over various code bases.
Variations in the literal representation of Pi.