CTAN update: xintsession

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Thu May 6 20:42:47 CEST 2021

Jean-François Burnol submitted an update to the



Version:  0.2 2021-05-05
License:  lppl1.3c

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

Announcement text:
 v0.2 (2021-05-05)

 Execute "etex xintsession", or if available, "rlwrap etex xintsession"
 in a command line interface. A welcome message is printed, hit the "RET"
 key. 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.

 This release removes former toggles &fp16, &fp24, &fp32 and replaces
 them with "&fp=number" interface. Scientific functions are implemented
 up to number=62.

 xint 1.4e or later is required.


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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