New on CTAN: xintsession

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Thu Apr 15 08:41:59 CEST 2021

Jean-François Burnol submitted the



Version:  0.1 2021-04-13
License:  lppl1.3c

Summary description:  Interactive computing sessions (fractions, floating points, polynomials)

Announcement text:
 1.  Execute "etex", or better, "rlwrap etex"
 2.  At the ** prompt, enter "xintsession" and hit "RET",
 3.  A welcome message is printed, hit the "RET" key at the * prompt.

 You are now ready to make computations, inclusive of defining variables
 and functions! Here is an example session:

     (Please type a command or say `\end')
     *  1+1/2+1/3+1/4+1/5;
     (@_1)    137/60
     *  @_^3 ;
     (@_2)    2571353/216000
     *  add(1/i, i=1..50);
     (@_3)    13943237577224054960759/3099044504245996706400
     fp mode (16 digits)
     *  @_;
     (@_4)    4.499205338329425
     *  add(1/i, i=1..1000);
     (@_5)    7.485470860550346
     Did I say something wrong?
     Session transcript written on xintsession-210413_20h24.tex
     No pages of output.
     Transcript written on xintsession.log.


The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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