Welcome to mp++’s documentation!

mp++ is a C++11/14/17 library for multiprecision arithmetic, currently supporting arbitrary-precision integers, rationals and floats, and quadruple-precision floats.

Based on well-known libraries such as GMP, MPFR, and others, mp++ was initially conceived as a GMP wrapper with a special focus on performance with small operands. In particular, a small buffer optimisation and custom implementations of basic mathematical primitives are instrumental in achieving a performance increase, with respect to GMP and other integer multiprecision libraries, which can be substantial (see the benchmarks section). The price to pay is a small overhead when operating on large integers.

Eventually, a multiprecision rational class and two multiprecision floating-point classes were added, and today a secondary objective of mp++ is to provide a modern, consistent and unified C++ interface to several lower-level multiprecision libraries.

mp++ is a spinoff of the Piranha library, released under the MPL2 license.

If you are using mp++ as part of your research, teaching, or other activities, we would be grateful if you could star the repository and/or cite our work. The DOI of the latest version and other citation resources are available at this link.


This documentation refers to the latest development version of mp++, and it may describe features not yet available in mp++’s stable releases.