Storing very large number

How can we store a very large number in c or c++ ?
For example to calculate 99! (contains about 150 digits), how to do this in efficient manner ?


@hmtupd123 You can use BIG INTEGERS in C++ using boost library.

Here is an implementation of BIG INTEGERS in C++ using boost library (link).


For storing such large numbers you have to make use of the arrays or vectors which are containers that can store such large values … and the number may pe interpreted as the digits seperated in different cells of the array.

You can’t store such a big number in any of the data types available in C or C++ but even if you want to store the value of say 99! or even 100! then have a look at this blog post of CodeChef.

You have to use array to store such a large can see the codechef tutorial for small factorial (FCTRL2).it is already discussed there.So I don’t think i should repeat it here .you can easily check that tutorial.Or you can easily google small factorial codechef…you will get appropriate results.Here is the link

Happy Coding:).

I would suggest you to move to Java for this specific problem due to the availability of BigInteger.
However , in C/C++, I would suggest you to read the implementation of BigInteger, and write something similar in C++, supporting only the operations that are common.

The best answer to your question would be the blog post on codechef:

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maybe u should use string or array in this case u can handle even larger than what you are talking here.

you should use an array or string .you can handle even bigger than you are talking.

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This doesn’t even work. WTF!

if anyone got this code in the link in working then please tell how.