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# Arbitrary-precision integers (included)

Arbitrary-precision integers (included)
You are encouraged to solve this task according to the task description, using any language you may know.

Using the in-built capabilities of your language, calculate the integer value of:

```        $5^{4^{3^{2}}}$
```
• Confirm that the first and last twenty digits of the answer are:
```     62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
```
• Find and show the number of decimal digits in the answer.

Note:
• Do not submit an implementation of arbitrary precision arithmetic. The intention is to show the capabilities of the language as supplied. If a language has a single, overwhelming, library of varied modules that is endorsed by its home site – such as CPAN for Perl or Boost for C++ – then that may be used instead.
• Strictly speaking, this should not be solved by fixed-precision numeric libraries where the precision has to be manually set to a large value; although if this is the only recourse then it may be used with a note explaining that the precision must be set manually to a large enough value.

## 11l

Translation of: Python
`V y = String(BigInt(5) ^ 4 ^ 3 ^ 2)print(‘5^4^3^2 = #....#. and has #. digits’.format(y[0.<20], y[(len)-20..], y.len))`
Output:
```5^4^3^2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits
```

## 8th

` 200000 n#5 4 3 2 bfloat ^ ^ ^"%.0f" s:strfmtdup s:len . " digits" . crdup 20 s:lsub . "..." .  20 s:rsub . cr `
Output:
```183231 digits
62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
```

## ACL2

`(in-package "ACL2") (include-book "arithmetic-3/floor-mod/floor-mod" :dir :system) (set-print-length 0 state) (defun arbitrary-precision ()   (declare (xargs :mode :program))   (let* ((x (expt 5 (expt 4 (expt 3 2))))          (s (mv-let (col str)                     (fmt1-to-string "~xx"                                      (list (cons #\x x))                                     0)                (declare (ignore col))                str)))         (cw "~s0 ... ~x1 (~x2 digits)~%"             (subseq s 0 20)             (mod x (expt 10 20))             (1- (length s)))))`
Output:
`62060698786608744707 ... 92256259918212890625 (183231 digits)`

Library: GMP
Using GMP, Ada bindings provided in GNATColl
`with Ada.Text_IO; use Ada.Text_IO;with GNATCOLL.GMP; use GNATCOLL.GMP;with GNATCOLL.GMP.Integers; use GNATCOLL.GMP.Integers;procedure ArbitraryInt is   type stracc is access String;   BigInt : Big_Integer;   len : Natural;   str : stracc;begin   Set (BigInt, 5);   Raise_To_N (BigInt, Unsigned_Long (4**(3**2)));   str := new String'(Image (BigInt));   len := str'Length;   Put_Line ("Size is:"& Natural'Image (len));   Put_Line (str (1 .. 20) & "....." & str (len - 19 .. len));end ArbitraryInt;`
Output:
```Size is: 183231
62060698786608744707.....92256259918212890625```

## ALGOL 68

` BEGINCOMMENT   The task specifies    "Strictly speaking, this should not be solved by fixed-precision   numeric libraries where the precision has to be manually set to a   large value; although if this is the only recourse then it may be   used with a note explaining that the precision must be set manually   to a large enough value."    Now one should always speak strictly, especially to animals and   small children and, strictly speaking, Algol 68 Genie requires that   a non-default numeric precision for a LONG LONG INT be specified by   "precision=<integral denotation>" either in a source code PRAGMAT   or as a command line argument.  However, that specification need   not be made manually.  This snippet of code outputs an appropriate   PRAGMAT    printf ((\$gg(0)xgl\$, "PR precision=",	    ENTIER (1.0 + log (5) * 4^(3^(2))), "PR"));    and the technique shown in the "Call a foreign-language function"   task used to write, compile and run an Algol 68 program in which   the precision is programmatically determined.    The default stack size on this machine is also inadequate but twice   the default is sufficient.  The PRAGMAT below can be machine   generated with    printf ((\$gg(0)xgl\$, "PR stack=", 2 * system stack size, "PR")); COMMENT   PR precision=183231 PR   PR stack=16777216 PR   INT digits = ENTIER (1.0 + log (5) * 4^(3^(2))), exponent = 4^(3^2);   LONG LONG INT big = LONG LONG 5^exponent;   printf ((\$gxg(0)l\$, " First 20 digits:", big % LONG LONG 10 ^ (digits - 20)));   printf ((\$gxg(0)l\$, "  Last 20 digits:", big MOD LONG LONG 10 ^ 20));   printf ((\$gxg(0)l\$, "Number of digits:", digits))END `
Output:
``` First 20 digits: 62060698786608744707
Last 20 digits: 92256259918212890625
Number of digits: 183231
```

## Alore

`def Main()  var len as Int  var result as Str  result = Str(5**4**3**2)  len = result.length()  Print(len)    Print(result[:20])  Print(result[len-20:])end`

## bc

`/* 5432.bc */ y = 5 ^ 4 ^ 3 ^ 2c = length(y)" First 20 digits: "; y / (10 ^ (c - 20))"  Last 20 digits: "; y % (10 ^ 20)"Number of digits: "; cquit`
Output:
```\$ time bc 5432.bc
First 20 digits: 62060698786608744707
Last 20 digits: 92256259918212890625
Number of digits: 183231
0m24.81s real     0m24.81s user     0m0.00s system```

## Bracmat

At the prompt type the following one-liner:

`{?} @(5^4^3^2:?first [20 ? [-21 ?last [?length)&str\$(!first "..." !last "\nlength " !length){!} 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625length 183231    S   2,46 sec`

## C

### Library: GMP

`#include <gmp.h>#include <stdio.h>#include <string.h> int main(){	mpz_t a;	mpz_init_set_ui(a, 5);	mpz_pow_ui(a, a, 1 << 18); /* 2**18 == 4**9 */ 	int len = mpz_sizeinbase(a, 10);	printf("GMP says size is: %d\n", len); 	/* because GMP may report size 1 too big; see doc */	char *s = mpz_get_str(0, 10, a);	printf("size really is %d\n", len = strlen(s));	printf("Digits: %.20s...%s\n", s, s + len - 20); 	// free(s); /* we could, but we won't. we are exiting anyway */	return 0;}`
Output:
```GMP says size is: 183231
size really is 183231
Digits: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625```

### Library: OpenSSL

OpenSSL is about 17 times slower than GMP (on one computer), but still fast enough for this small task.

`/* 5432.c */ #include <openssl/bn.h>		/* BN_*() */#include <openssl/err.h>	/* ERR_*() */#include <stdlib.h>		/* exit() */#include <stdio.h>		/* fprintf() */#include <string.h>		/* strlen() */ voidfail(const char *message){	fprintf(stderr, "%s: error 0x%08lx\n", ERR_get_error());	exit(1);} intmain(){	BIGNUM two, three, four, five;	BIGNUM answer;	BN_CTX *context;	size_t length;	char *string; 	context = BN_CTX_new();	if (context == NULL)		fail("BN_CTX_new"); 	/* answer = 5 ** 4 ** 3 ** 2 */	BN_init(&two);	BN_init(&three);	BN_init(&four);	BN_init(&five);	if (BN_set_word(&two, 2) == 0 ||	    BN_set_word(&three, 3) == 0 ||	    BN_set_word(&four, 4) == 0 ||	    BN_set_word(&five, 5) == 0)		fail("BN_set_word");	BN_init(&answer);	if (BN_exp(&answer, &three, &two, context) == 0 ||	    BN_exp(&answer, &four, &answer, context) == 0 ||	    BN_exp(&answer, &five, &answer, context) == 0)		fail("BN_exp"); 	/* string = decimal answer */	string = BN_bn2dec(&answer);	if (string == NULL)		fail("BN_bn2dec"); 	length = strlen(string);	printf(" First 20 digits: %.20s\n", string);	if (length >= 20)		printf("  Last 20 digits: %.20s\n", string + length - 20);	printf("Number of digits: %zd\n", length); 	OPENSSL_free(string);	BN_free(&answer);	BN_free(&five);	BN_free(&four);	BN_free(&three);	BN_free(&two);	BN_CTX_free(context); 	return 0;}`
Output:
```\$ make LDLIBS=-lcrypto 5432
cc -O2 -pipe    -o 5432 5432.c -lcrypto
\$ time ./5432
First 20 digits: 62060698786608744707
Last 20 digits: 92256259918212890625
Number of digits: 183231
0m1.30s real     0m1.30s user     0m0.00s system```

## C#

`System.Numerics.BigInteger` was added in C# 4. The exponent of `BigInteger.Pow()` is limited to a 32-bit signed integer, which is not a problem in this specific task.

Works with: C# version 4+
`using System;using System.Diagnostics;using System.Linq;using System.Numerics; static class Program {    static void Main() {        BigInteger n = BigInteger.Pow(5, (int)BigInteger.Pow(4, (int)BigInteger.Pow(3, 2)));        string result = n.ToString();         Debug.Assert(result.Length == 183231);        Debug.Assert(result.StartsWith("62060698786608744707"));        Debug.Assert(result.EndsWith("92256259918212890625"));         Console.WriteLine("n = 5^4^3^2");        Console.WriteLine("n = {0}...{1}",             result.Substring(0, 20),            result.Substring(result.Length - 20, 20)            );         Console.WriteLine("n digits = {0}", result.Length);    }}`
Output:
```n = 5^4^3^2
n = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
n digits = 183231
```

## C++

### Library: Boost-Multiprecision (GMP Backend)

To compile link with GMP `-lgmp`

`#include <iostream>#include <boost/multiprecision/gmp.hpp>#include <string> namespace mp = boost::multiprecision; int main(int argc, char const *argv[]){    // We could just use (1 << 18) instead of tmpres, but let's point out one    // pecularity with gmp and hence boost::multiprecision: they won't accept    // a second mpz_int with pow(). Therefore, if we stick to multiprecision    // pow we need to convert_to<uint64_t>().    uint64_t tmpres = mp::pow(mp::mpz_int(4)                            , mp::pow(mp::mpz_int(3)                                    , 2).convert_to<uint64_t>()                                      ).convert_to<uint64_t>();    mp::mpz_int res = mp::pow(mp::mpz_int(5), tmpres);    std::string s = res.str();    std::cout << s.substr(0, 20)               << "..."              << s.substr(s.length() - 20, 20) << std::endl;    return 0;} `
Output:
`62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625`

## Ceylon

Be sure to import ceylon.whole in your module.ceylon file.

`import ceylon.whole {    wholeNumber,    two} shared void run() {     value five = wholeNumber(5);    value four = wholeNumber(4);    value three = wholeNumber(3);     value bigNumber = five ^ four ^ three ^ two;     value firstTwenty = "62060698786608744707";    value lastTwenty =  "92256259918212890625";    value bigString = bigNumber.string;     "The number must start with ``firstTwenty`` and end with ``lastTwenty``"    assert(bigString.startsWith(firstTwenty), bigString.endsWith(lastTwenty));     value bigSize = bigString.size;    print("The first twenty digits are ``bigString[...19]``");    print("The last twenty digits are ``bigString[(bigSize - 20)...]``");    print("The number of digits in 5^4^3^2 is ``bigSize``");}`
Output:
```The first twenty digits are 62060698786608744707
The last twenty digits are 92256259918212890625
The number of digits in 5^4^3^2 is 183231```

## Clojure

`(defn exp [n k] (reduce * (repeat k n))) (def big (->> 2 (exp 3) (exp 4) (exp 5)))(def sbig (str big)) (assert (= "62060698786608744707" (.substring sbig 0 20)))(assert (= "92256259918212890625" (.substring sbig (- (count sbig) 20))))(println (count sbig) "digits") (println (str (.substring sbig 0 20) ".."	      (.substring sbig (- (count sbig) 20)))	 (str "(" (count sbig) " digits)"))`
Output:
`output> 62060698786608744707..92256259918212890625 (183231 digits)`

Redefining exp as follows speeds up the calculation of big about a hundred times:

`(defn exp [n k]  (cond    (zero? (mod k 2)) (recur (* n n) (/ k 2))    (zero? (mod k 3)) (recur (* n n n) (/ k 3))    :else (reduce * (repeat k n))))`

## COBOL

This entry might be pushing the limits of the spirit of the task. COBOL does not have arbitrary-precision integers in the spec, but it does mandate a precision of some 1000 digits with intermediate results, from 10^-999 through 10^1000, for purposes of rounding financially sound decimal arithmetic. GnuCOBOL uses libgmp or equivalent to meet and surpass this requirement, but this precision is not exposed to general programming in the language. The capabilities are included in the GnuCOBOL implementation run-time support, but require access to some of the opaque features of libgmp for use in this task.

This listing includes a few calculations, 12345**9 is an example that demonstrates the difference between the library's view of certain string lengths and a native C view of the data.

Works with: GnuCOBOL
Library: GMP
`       identification division.       program-id. arbitrary-precision-integers.       remarks. Uses opaque libgmp internals that are built into libcob.        data division.       working-storage section.       01 gmp-number.          05 mp-alloc          usage binary-long.          05 mp-size           usage binary-long.          05 mp-limb           usage pointer.       01 gmp-build.          05 mp-alloc          usage binary-long.          05 mp-size           usage binary-long.          05 mp-limb           usage pointer.        01 the-int              usage binary-c-long unsigned.       01 the-exponent         usage binary-c-long unsigned.       01 valid-exponent       usage binary-long value 1.          88 cant-use          value 0 when set to false 1.        01 number-string        usage pointer.       01 number-length        usage binary-long.        01 window-width         constant as 20.       01 limit-width          usage binary-long.              01 number-buffer        pic x(window-width) based.        procedure division.       arbitrary-main.       *> calculate 10 ** 19       perform initialize-integers.       display "10 ** 19        : " with no advancing       move 10 to the-int       move 19 to the-exponent       perform raise-pow-accrete-exponent       perform show-all-or-portion       perform clean-up       *> calculate 12345 ** 9       perform initialize-integers.       display "12345 ** 9      : " with no advancing       move 12345 to the-int       move 9 to the-exponent       perform raise-pow-accrete-exponent       perform show-all-or-portion       perform clean-up       *> calculate 5 ** 4 ** 3 ** 2       perform initialize-integers.       display "5 ** 4 ** 3 ** 2: " with no advancing       move 3 to the-int       move 2 to the-exponent       perform raise-pow-accrete-exponent       move 4 to the-int       perform raise-pow-accrete-exponent       move 5 to the-int       perform raise-pow-accrete-exponent       perform show-all-or-portion       perform clean-up       goback.      *> **************************************************************        initialize-integers.       call "__gmpz_init" using gmp-number returning omitted       call "__gmpz_init" using gmp-build returning omitted       .        raise-pow-accrete-exponent.      *> check before using previously overflowed exponent intermediate       if cant-use then           display "Error: intermediate overflow occured at "                   the-exponent upon syserr           goback       end-if       call "__gmpz_set_ui" using gmp-number by value 0           returning omitted       call "__gmpz_set_ui" using gmp-build by value the-int           returning omitted       call "__gmpz_pow_ui" using gmp-number gmp-build           by value the-exponent           returning omitted       call "__gmpz_set_ui" using gmp-build by value 0           returning omitted       call "__gmpz_get_ui" using gmp-number returning the-exponent       call "__gmpz_fits_ulong_p" using gmp-number           returning valid-exponent       .       *> get string representation, base 10       show-all-or-portion.       call "__gmpz_sizeinbase" using gmp-number           by value 10           returning number-length       display "GMP length: " number-length ", " with no advancing        call "__gmpz_get_str" using null by value 10           by reference gmp-number           returning number-string       call "strlen" using by value number-string           returning number-length       display "strlen: " number-length       *> slide based string across first and last of buffer       move window-width to limit-width       set address of number-buffer to number-string       if number-length <= window-width then           move number-length to limit-width           display number-buffer(1:limit-width)       else           display number-buffer with no advancing           subtract window-width from number-length           move function max(0, number-length) to number-length           if number-length <= window-width then               move number-length to limit-width           else               display "..." with no advancing           end-if           set address of number-buffer up by               function max(window-width, number-length)           display number-buffer(1:limit-width)       end-if       .        clean-up.       call "free" using by value number-string returning omitted       call "__gmpz_clear" using gmp-number returning omitted       call "__gmpz_clear" using gmp-build returning omitted       set address of number-buffer to null       set cant-use to false       .        end program arbitrary-precision-integers. `
Output:
```prompt\$ cobc -xj arbitrary-integer.cob
10 ** 19        : GMP length: +0000000020, strlen: +0000000020
10000000000000000000
12345 ** 9      : GMP length: +0000000038, strlen: +0000000037
6659166111488656281486807152009765625
5 ** 4 ** 3 ** 2: GMP length: +0000183231, strlen: +0000183231
62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
```

## Common Lisp

Common Lisp has arbitrary precision integers, inherited from MacLisp: "[B]ignums—arbitrary precision integer arithmetic—were added [to MacLisp] in 1970 or 1971 to meet the needs of Macsyma users." [Evolution of Lisp , 2.2.2]

`(let ((s (format () "~s" (expt 5 (expt 4 (expt 3 2))))))  (format t "~a...~a, length ~a" (subseq s 0 20)           (subseq s (- (length s) 20)) (length s)))`
Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625, length 183231
```

## D

`void main() {  import std.stdio, std.bigint, std.conv;   auto s = text(5.BigInt ^^ 4 ^^ 3 ^^ 2);  writefln("5^4^3^2 = %s..%s (%d digits)", s[0..20], s[\$-20..\$], s.length);}`
Output:
`5^4^3^2 = 62060698786608744707..92256259918212890625 (183231 digits)`

With dmd about 0.55 seconds compilation time (-release -noboundscheck) and about 3.3 seconds run time.

## Dart

Originally Dart's integral type int supported arbitrary length integers, but this is no longer the case; Dart now supports integral type BigInt.

`import 'dart:math' show pow; int fallingPowers(int base) =>    base == 1 ? 1 : pow(base, fallingPowers(base - 1)); void main() {  final exponent = fallingPowers(4),      s = BigInt.from(5).pow(exponent).toString();  print('First twenty:     \${s.substring(0, 20)}');  print('Last twenty:      \${s.substring(s.length - 20)}');  print('Number of digits: \${s.length}'); `
Output:
```First twenty:     62060698786608744707
Last twenty:      92256259918212890625
Number of digits: 183231```

## dc

Translation of: bc
`[5432.dc]sz 5 4 3 2 ^ ^ ^ sy				[y = 5 ^ 4 ^ 3 ^ 2]szly Z sc						[c = length of y]sz[ First 20 digits: ]P ly 10 lc 20 - ^ / p sz	[y / (10 ^ (c - 20))]sz[  Last 20 digits: ]P ly 10 20 ^ % p sz		[y % (10 ^ 20)]sz[Number of digits: ]P lc p sz`
Output:
```\$ time dc 5432.dc
First 20 digits: 62060698786608744707
Last 20 digits: 92256259918212890625
Number of digits: 183231
0m24.80s real     0m24.81s user     0m0.00s system```

## Delphi

Thanks for Rudy Velthuis, BigIntegers Library .
` program Arbitrary_precision_integers; {\$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses  System.SysUtils,  Velthuis.BigIntegers; var  value: BigInteger;  result: string; begin  value := BigInteger.pow(3, 2);  value := BigInteger.pow(4, value.AsInteger);  value := BigInteger.pow(5, value.AsInteger);  result := value.tostring;  Write('5^4^3^2 = ');  Write(result.substring(0, 20), '...');  Write(result.substring(result.length - 20, 20));  Writeln(' (', result.Length,' digits)');  readln;end.`
Output:
`5^4^3^2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 (183231 digits)`

## E

E implementations are required to support arbitrary-size integers transparently.

`? def value := 5**(4**(3**2)); null? def decimal := value.toString(10); null? decimal(0, 20)# value: "62060698786608744707" ? decimal(decimal.size() - 20)# value: "92256259918212890625" ? decimal.size()# value: 183231`

## EchoLisp

` ;; to save space and time, we do'nt stringify Ω = 5^4^3^2 ,;; but directly extract tail and head and number of decimal digits (lib 'bigint) ;; arbitrary size integers (define e10000 (expt 10 10000)) ;; 10^10000 (define (last-n big (n 20))(string-append "..." (number->string (modulo big (expt 10 n))))) (define (first-n big (n 20))	(while (> big e10000) 		(set! big (/ big e10000))) ;; cut 10000 digits at a time	(string-append (take (number->string big) n) "...")) ;; faster than directly using (number-length big)(define (digits big (digits 0))	(while (> big e10000) 		(set! big (/ big e10000))		(set! digits (1+ digits)))	(+ (* digits 10000) (number-length big))) (define Ω (expt 5 (expt 4 (expt 3 2)))) (last-n Ω )    → "...92256259918212890625"(first-n Ω )    → "62060698786608744707..."(digits Ω )    → 183231   `

## Elixir

Translation of: Erlang
`defmodule Arbitrary do  def pow(_,0), do: 1  def pow(b,e) when e > 0, do: pow(b,e,1)   defp pow(b,1,acc), do: acc * b  defp pow(b,p,acc) when rem(p,2)==0, do: pow(b*b,div(p,2),acc)  defp pow(b,p,acc), do: pow(b,p-1,acc*b)   def test do    s = pow(5,pow(4,pow(3,2))) |> to_string    l = String.length(s)    prefix = String.slice(s,0,20)    suffix = String.slice(s,-20,20)    IO.puts "Length: #{l}\nPrefix:#{prefix}\nSuffix:#{suffix}"  endendArbitrary.test`
Output:
```Length: 183231
Prefix:62060698786608744707
Suffix:92256259918212890625
```

## Emacs Lisp

As of Emacs 27.1, bignums are supported via GMP. However, there is a configurable limit on the maximum bignum size. If the limit is exceeded, an overflow error is raised.

`(let* ((integer-width (* 65536 16)) ; raise bignum limit from 65536 bits to avoid overflow error       (answer (number-to-string (expt 5 (expt 4 (expt 3 2)))))       (length (length answer)))  (message "%s has %d digits"	   (if (> length 40)	       (format "%s...%s"		       (substring answer 0 20)		       (substring answer (- length 20) length))	     answer)	   length))`

Emacs versions older than 27.1 do not support bignums, but include Calc, a library that implements big integers. The `calc-eval` function takes an algebraic formula in a string, and returns the result in a string.

Library: Calc
`(let* ((answer (calc-eval "5**4**3**2"))       (length (length answer)))  (message "%s has %d digits"	   (if (> length 40)	       (format "%s...%s"		       (substring answer 0 20)		       (substring answer (- length 20) length))	     answer)	   length))`

This implementation is very slow; one computer, running GNU Emacs 23.4.1, needed about seven minutes to find the answer.

Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 has 183231 digits
```

## Erlang

Erlang supports arbitrary precision integers. However, the math:pow function returns a float. This implementation includes an implementation of pow for integers with exponent greater than 0.

` -module(arbitrary).-compile([export_all]). pow(B,E) when E > 0 ->    pow(B,E,1). pow(_,0,_) -> 0;pow(B,1,Acc) -> Acc * B;pow(B,P,Acc) when P rem 2 == 0 ->    pow(B*B,P div 2, Acc);pow(B,P,Acc) ->    pow(B,P-1,Acc*B). test() ->    I = pow(5,pow(4,pow(3,2))),       S = integer_to_list(I),    L = length(S),    Prefix = lists:sublist(S,20),    Suffix = lists:sublist(S,L-19,20),    io:format("Length: ~b~nPrefix:~s~nSuffix:~s~n",[L,Prefix,Suffix]). `
Output:

23> arbitrary:test().

```Length: 183231
Prefix:62060698786608744707
Suffix:92256259918212890625
ok
```

## F#

You can specifiy arbitrary-precision integers (bigint or System.Numeric.BigInteger) in F# by postfixing the number with the letter 'I'. While '**' is the power function, two things should be noted:

• bigint does not support raising to a power of a bigint
• The int type does not support the power method
`let () =    let answer = 5I **(int (4I ** (int (3I ** 2))))    let sans = answer.ToString()    printfn "Length = %d, digits %s ... %s" sans.Length (sans.Substring(0,20)) (sans.Substring(sans.Length-20));;Length = 183231, digits 62060698786608744707 ... 92256259918212890625`

## Factor

Factor has built-in bignum support. Operations on integers overflow to bignums.

`USING: formatting kernel math.functions math.parser sequences ;IN: rosettacode.bignums : test-bignums ( -- )    5 4 3 2 ^ ^ ^ number>string    [ 20 head ] [ 20 tail* ] [ length ] tri    "5^4^3^2 is %s...%s and has %d digits\n" printf ;`

It prints: `5^4^3^2 is 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits`

## Forth

ANS Forth has no in-built facility for arbitrarily-sized numbers, but libraries are available.

Works with: ANS Forth

Here is a solution using The Forth Scientific Library, available here.

The big.fth needs to be patched to allow printing of numbers with more than 256 digits. Note that this restriction is only on the printing routines, as the size of numbers handled by the library is only limited by the available memory.

The patch is:

```388c388
< CREATE big_string 256 CHARS ALLOT
---
> CREATE big_string 500000 CHARS ALLOT
394c394
<   big_string 256 CHARS + bighld ! ;  \ Haydon p 67
---
>   big_string 500000 CHARS + bighld ! ;  \ Haydon p 67
403c403
<   big_string 256 CHARS +     \ One past end of string
---
>   big_string 500000 CHARS +  \ One past end of string
```

Here is the solution:

`INCLUDE big.fth big_digit_pointer *exp              \ iteration counterbig_digit_pointer *base             \ point to base of number being exponentiated big_digit_pointer *0                \ store 0big_digit_pointer *1                \ store 1big_digit_pointer *result           \ point to result of exponentiationbig_digit_pointer *temp             \ point to temporary result        : big--                             ( addr-n -- )    DUP 0 *1 big-                   ( addr-n addr-n-1 ) \ decrement value    SWAP DUP @ ABS 1+ CELLS MOVE    ( ) \ overwrite addr-n with addr-n-1; : big>                              ( addr1 addr2 -- flag )    2DUP big< >R                    ( addr1 addr2 ) ( R: flag1 )    big=                            ( flag2 ) ( R: flag1 )    R> OR 0=                        ( ! <= ); : big^                              ( addr-base addr-exp - addr )    to_pointer *exp    to_pointer *base     HERE 1 , 0 , to_pointer *0      \ create limit value for counter    HERE 1 , 1 , to_pointer *1      \ create subtraend for counter    HERE 1 , 1 , to_pointer *result \ create result = 1    BEGIN        0 *exp 0 *0 big>            ( flag ) \ loop while exp > 0        0 *exp big--                \ prepare for next iteration    WHILE        0 *result 0 *base big*         to_pointer *temp            \ temp = result * base         0 *temp 0 *result         reposition                  \ move [temp,HERE[ to [result,result+size[    REPEAT    0 *result 0 *0     reposition                      \ overwrite *0 with result    0 *0                            \ and return its address; : big-show                          ( addr -- )    \ show first 20 and last 20 digits of the big number    <big# big#s #big>               ( addr n )  \ returns string    DUP . ."  digits" CR            \ show number of digits    DUP 50 > IF        OVER 20 TYPE ." ..."        \ show first 20 digits        + 20 - 20 TYPE CR           \ show last 20 digits    ELSE        TYPE CR    THEN; \ compute 5^(4^(3^2))big 5 big 4 big 3 big 2 big^ big^ big^ big-show CR`

and the output:

```183231  digits
62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
```

## Fortran

Modern Fortran has no in-built facility for arbitrarily-sized numbers, but libraries are available.

### FM library

Here is a solution using David M. Smith's FM library, available here.

`program bignum    use fmzm    implicit none    type(im) :: a    integer :: n     call fm_set(50)    a = to_im(5)**(to_im(4)**(to_im(3)**to_im(2)))    n = to_int(floor(log10(to_fm(a))))    call im_print(a / to_im(10)**(n - 19))    call im_print(mod(a, to_im(10)**20))end program`
```62060698786608744707
92256259918212890625
```

## FreeBASIC

freebasic has it's own gmp static library. Here, a power function operates via a string and uinteger.

`#Include once "gmp.bi"Dim Shared As Zstring * 100000000 outtext Function  Power(number As String,n As Uinteger) As String'automate precision    #define dp 3321921    Dim As __mpf_struct _number,FloatAnswer    Dim As Ulongint ln=Len(number)*(n)*4    If ln>dp Then ln=dp    mpf_init2(@FloatAnswer,ln)    mpf_init2(@_number,ln)    mpf_set_str(@_number,number,10)    mpf_pow_ui(@Floatanswer,@_number,n)    gmp_sprintf( @outtext,"%." & Str(n) & "Ff",@FloatAnswer )    Var outtxt=Trim(outtext)    If Instr(outtxt,".") Then outtxt= Rtrim(outtxt,"0"):outtxt=Rtrim(outtxt,".")    Return Trim(outtxt)End Function Extern gmp_version Alias "__gmp_version" As Zstring PtrPrint "GMP version ";*gmp_versionPrint var ans=power("5",(4^(3^2)))Print Left(ans,20) + " ... "+Right(ans,20)Print "Number of digits ";Len(ans)Sleep`
Output:
```GMP version 5.1.1

62060698786608744707 ... 92256259918212890625
Number of digits  183231```

## Frink

Frink has built-in arbitrary-precision integers and all operations automatically promote to arbitrary precision when needed.

Fun Fact: The drastically faster arbitrary-precision integer operations that landed in Java 8 (for much faster multiplication, exponentiation, and toString) were taken from Frink's implementation and contributed to Java. Another fun fact is that it took employees from Java 11 years to integrate the improvements.

`a = 5^4^3^2as = "\$a"     // Coerce to stringprintln["Length=" + length[as] + ", " + left[as,20] + "..." + right[as,20]]`

This prints `Length=183231, 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625`

## Fōrmulæ

Fōrmulæ programs are not textual, visualization/edition of programs is done showing/manipulating structures but not text. Moreover, there can be multiple visual representations of the same program. Even though it is possible to have textual representation —i.e. XML, JSON— they are intended for storage and transfer purposes more than visualization and edition.

Programs in Fōrmulæ are created/edited online in its website, However they run on execution servers. By default remote servers are used, but they are limited in memory and processing power, since they are intended for demonstration and casual use. A local server can be downloaded and installed, it has no limitations (it runs in your own computer). Because of that, example programs can be fully visualized and edited, but some of them will not run if they require a moderate or heavy computation/memory resources, and no local server is being used.

## GAP

`n:=5^(4^(3^2));; s := String(n);;m := Length(s);# 183231s{[1..20]};# "62060698786608744707"s{[m-19..m]};# "92256259918212890625"`

## Go

Using `math/big`'s `Int.Exp`.

`package main import (	"fmt"	"math/big") func main() {	x := big.NewInt(2)	x = x.Exp(big.NewInt(3), x, nil)	x = x.Exp(big.NewInt(4), x, nil)	x = x.Exp(big.NewInt(5), x, nil)	str := x.String()	fmt.Printf("5^(4^(3^2)) has %d digits: %s ... %s\n",		len(str),		str[:20],		str[len(str)-20:],	)}`
Output:
```5^(4^(3^2)) has 183231 digits: 62060698786608744707 ... 92256259918212890625
```

## Golfscript

`5 4 3 2???  # Calculate 5^(4^(3^2))`..         # Convert to string and make two copies20<p        # Print the first 20 digits-20>p       # Print the last 20 digits,p          # Print the length`

The p command prints the top element from the stack, so the output of this program is just three lines:

```"62060698786608744707"
"92256259918212890625"
183231```

## Groovy

Solution:

`def bigNumber = 5G ** (4 ** (3 ** 2))`

Test:

`def bigString = bigNumber.toString() assert bigString[0..<20] == "62060698786608744707"assert bigString[-20..-1] == "92256259918212890625" println bigString.size()`
Output:
`183231`

Haskell comes with built-in support for arbitrary precision integers. The type of arbitrary precision integers is Integer.

`main :: IO ()main = do  let y = show (5 ^ 4 ^ 3 ^ 2)  let l = length y  putStrLn    ("5**4**3**2 = " ++     take 20 y ++ "..." ++ drop (l - 20) y ++ " and has " ++ show l ++ " digits")`
Output:
`5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits`

## Hoon

` =+  big=(pow 5 (pow 4 (pow 3 2)))                                =+  digits=(lent (skip <big> |=(a/* ?:(=(a '.') & |))))          [digits (div big (pow 10 (sub digits 20))) (mod big (pow 10 20))] `
Output:
`[183.231 62.060.698.786.608.744.707 92.256.259.918.212.890.625]`

As of 23 July 2016, the standard library lacks a base-10 logarithm, so the length is computed by pretty-printing the number and counting the length of the resulting string without grouping dots.

## Icon and Unicon

Both Icon and Unicon have built-in support for bignums.

Note: It takes far longer to convert the result to a string than it does to do the computation itself.

`procedure main()    x := 5^4^3^2    write("done with computation")    x := string(x)    write("5 ^ 4 ^ 3 ^ 2 has ",*x," digits")    write("The first twenty digits are ",x[1+:20])    write("The last twenty digits are  ",x[0-:20])end`
Sample run:
```->ap
done with computation
5 ^ 4 ^ 3 ^ 2 has 183231 digits
The first twenty digits are 62060698786608744707
The last twenty digits are  92256259918212890625
->```

## J

J has built-in support for extended precision integers. See also J:Essays/Extended Precision Functions.

`   Pow5432=: 5^4^3^2x   Pow5432=: ^/ 5 4 3 2x                    NB. alternate J solution   # ": Pow5432                             NB. number of digits183231   20 ({. , '...' , [email protected][ {. ]) ": Pow5432    NB. 20 first & 20 last digits62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625`

## Java

Java library's BigInteger class provides support for arbitrary precision integers.

`import java.math.BigInteger; class IntegerPower {    public static void main(String[] args) {        BigInteger power = BigInteger.valueOf(5).pow(BigInteger.valueOf(4).pow(BigInteger.valueOf(3).pow(2).intValueExact()).intValueExact());        String str = power.toString();        int len = str.length();        System.out.printf("5**4**3**2 = %s...%s and has %d digits%n",                str.substring(0, 20), str.substring(len - 20), len);    }}`
Output:
`5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits`

## JavaScript

The ECMA-262 JavaScript standard now defines a BigInt  type for for abitrary precision integers.

BigInt is already implemented by Chrome and Firefox, but not yet by Explorer or Safari.

`>>> const y = (5n**4n**3n**2n).toString();>>> console.log(`5**4**3**2 = \${y.slice(0,20)}...\${y.slice(-20)} and has \${y.length} digits`);5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits`

## jq

Works with gojq, the Go implementation of jq

There is a BigInt.jq library for jq, but gojq, the Go implementation of jq, supports unbounded-precision integer arithmetic, so the output shown below is that produced by gojq.

` def power(\$b): . as \$in | reduce range(0;\$b) as \$i (1; . * \$in); 5|power(4|power(3|power(2))) | tostring| .[:20], .[-20:], length `
Output:
```62060698786608744707
92256259918212890625
183231
```

## Julia

Julia includes built-in support for arbitrary-precision arithmetic using the GMP (integer) and GNU MPFR (floating-point) libraries, wrapped by the built-in `BigInt` and `BigFloat` types, respectively.

`julia> @elapsed bigstr = string(BigInt(5)^4^3^2)0.017507363 julia> length(bigstr) 183231 julia> bigstr[1:20]"62060698786608744707" julia> bigstr[end-20:end]"892256259918212890625"`

## Klong

```   n::\$5^4^3^2
.p("5^4^3^2 = ",(20#n),"...",((-20)#n)," and has ",(\$#n)," digits")
```
Output:

5^4^3^2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits

## Kotlin

Translation of: Java
`import java.math.BigInteger fun main(args: Array<String>) {    val x = BigInteger.valueOf(5).pow(Math.pow(4.0, 3.0 * 3.0).toInt())    val y = x.toString()    val len = y.length    println("5^4^3^2 = \${y.substring(0, 20)}...\${y.substring(len - 20)} and has \$len digits")}`
Output:
```5^4^3^2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits
```

## Lasso

Interestingly, we have to define our own method for integer powers.

`define integer->pow(factor::integer) => {    #factor <= 0        ? return 0     local(retVal) = 1     loop(#factor) => { #retVal *= self }     return #retVal} local(bigint) = string(5->pow(4->pow(3->pow(2))))#bigint->sub(1,20) + ` ... ` + #bigint->sub(#bigint->size - 19)"\n"`Number of digits: ` + #bigint->size`
Output:
```62060698786608744707 ... 92256259918212890625
Number of digits: 183231```

## Liberty BASIC

Interestingly this takes a LONG time in LB.

It takes however only seconds in RunBASIC, which is written by the same author, shares most of LB's syntax, and is based on later Smalltalk implementation.

Note the brackets are needed to enforce the desired order of exponentiating.

`a\$ = str\$( 5^(4^(3^2))) print len( a\$)print left\$( a\$, 20); "......"; right\$( a\$, 20)`
Output:
```183231
62060698786608744707......92256259918212890625
```

## Lua

Pure/native off-the-shelf Lua does not include support for arbitrary-precision arithmetic. However, there are a number of optional libraries that do, including several from an author of the language itself - one of which this example will use. (citing the "..may be used instead" allowance)

`bc = require("bc")-- since 5\$=5^4\$, and IEEE754 can handle 4\$, this would be sufficient:-- n = bc.pow(bc.new(5), bc.new(4^3^2))-- but for this task:n = bc.pow(bc.new(5), bc.pow(bc.new(4), bc.pow(bc.new(3), bc.new(2))))s = n:tostring()print(string.format("%s...%s (%d digits)", s:sub(1,20), s:sub(-20,-1), #s))`
Output:
`62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 (183231 digits)`

## Maple

Maple supports large integer arithmetic natively.

` > n := 5^(4^(3^2)):> length( n ); # number of digits                                 183231 > s := convert( n, 'string' ):> s[ 1 .. 20 ], s[ -20 .. -1 ]; # extract first and last twenty digits             "62060698786608744707", "92256259918212890625" `

In the Maple graphical user interface it is also possible to set things up so that only (say) the first and last 20 digits of a large integer are displayed explicitly. This is done as follows.

` > interface( elisiondigitsbefore = 20, elisiondigitsafter = 20 ):> 5^(4^(3^2)):             62060698786608744707[...183191 digits...]92256259918212890625 `

## Mathematica / Wolfram Language

Mathematica can handle arbitrary precision integers on almost any size without further declarations. To view only the first and last twenty digits:

`s:=ToString[5^4^3^2];Print[StringTake[s,20]<>"..."<>StringTake[s,-20]<>" ("<>[email protected]@s<>" digits)"];`
Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 (183231 digits)
```

## MATLAB

Using the Variable Precision Integer library this task is accomplished thusly:

`>> answer = vpi(5)^(vpi(4)^(vpi(3)^vpi(2)));>> numDigits = order(answer) + 1 numDigits =       183231 >> [sprintf('%d',leadingdigit(answer,20)) '...' sprintf('%d',trailingdigit(answer,20))] %First and Last 20 Digits ans = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625`

## Maxima

`block([s, n], s: string(5^4^3^2), n: slength(s), print(substring(s, 1, 21), "...", substring(s, n - 19)), n);/* 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625183231 */`

## Nanoquery

Integer values are arbitrary-precision by default in Nanoquery.

`value = str(5^(4^(3^2))) first20 = value.substring(0,20)last20 = value.substring(len(value) - 20) println "The first twenty digits are " + first20println "The last twenty digits are " + last20 if (first20 = "62060698786608744707") && (last20 = "92256259918212890625")	println "\nThese digits are correct.\n"end println "The result is " + len(str(value)) + " digits long"`
Output:
```The first twenty digits are 62060698786608744707
The last twenty digits are 92256259918212890625

These digits are correct.

The result is 183231 digits long```

## Nemerle

Translation of: C#
`using System.Console;using System.Numerics;using System.Numerics.BigInteger; module BigInt{    Main() : void    {        def n = Pow(5, Pow(4, Pow(3, 2) :> int) :> int).ToString();        def len = n.Length;        def first20 = n.Substring(0, 20);        def last20 = n.Substring(len - 20, 20);         assert (first20 == "62060698786608744707", "High order digits are incorrect");        assert (last20 == "92256259918212890625", "Low order digits are incorrect");        assert (len == 183231, "Result contains wrong number of digits");         WriteLine("Result: {0} ... {1}", first20, last20);        WriteLine(\$"Length of result: \$len digits");    }}`

Output:

```Result: 62060698786608744707 ... 92256259918212890625
Length of result: 183231 digits```

=

## NewLisp

` ;;;	No built-in big integer exponentiation(define (exp-big x n)	(setq x (bigint x))	(let (y 1L)		(if (= n 0)			1L			(while (> n 1)				(if (odd? n)					(setq y (* x y)))				(setq x (* x x) n (/ n 2)))		(* x y))));;;; task(define (test)	(local (res)		;	drop the "L" at the end		(setq res (0 (- (length res) 1) (string (exp-big 5 (exp-big 4 (exp-big 3 2))))))		(println "The result has:  " (length res) " digits")		(println "First 20 digits: " (0 20 res))		(println "Last 20 digits:  " (-20 20 res)))) `
Output:
```The result has:  183231 digits
First 20 digits: 62060698786608744707
Last 20 digits:  92256259918212890625
```

## NetRexx

### Using Java's BigInteger Class

`/* NetRexx */ options replace format comments java crossref savelog symbols import java.math.BigInteger numeric digits 30 -- needed to report the run-time nanoFactor = 10 ** 9 t1 = System.nanoTimex = BigInteger.valueOf(5)x = x.pow(BigInteger.valueOf(4).pow(BigInteger.valueOf(3).pow(2).intValue()).intValue())n = Rexx(x.toString)t2 = System.nanoTimetd = t2 - t1say "Run time in seconds:" td / nanoFactorsay check = "62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625"sample = n.left(20)"..."n.right(20) say "Expected result:" checksay "  Actual result:" samplesay "         digits:" n.lengthsay if check = samplethen  say "Result confirmed"else  say "Result does not satisfy test" return`
Output:
```Run time in seconds: 6.696671

Expected result: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
Actual result: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
digits: 183231

Result confirmed
```

### Using Java's BigDecimal Class

`/* NetRexx */ options replace format comments java crossref savelog symbols import java.math.BigDecimal numeric digits 30 -- needed to report the run-time nanoFactor = 10 ** 9 t1 = System.nanoTimex = BigDecimal.valueOf(5)x = x.pow(BigDecimal.valueOf(4).pow(BigDecimal.valueOf(3).pow(2).intValue()).intValue())n = Rexx(x.toString)t2 = System.nanoTimetd = t2 - t1say "Run time in seconds:" td / nanoFactorsay check = "62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625"sample = n.left(20)"..."n.right(20) say "Expected result:" checksay "  Actual result:" samplesay "         digits:" n.lengthsay if check = samplethen  say "Result confirmed"else  say "Result does not satisfy test" return`
Output:
```Run time in seconds: 7.103424

Expected result: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
Actual result: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
digits: 183231

Result confirmed
```

### Using NetRexx Built-In Math

Like Rexx, NetRexx comes with built-in support for numbers that can be manually set to very large values of precision. Compared to the two methods shown above however, the performance is extremely poor.

#### Note

Translation of: REXX
`/* NetRexx */ options replace format comments java crossref savelog symbols /* precision must be set manually */ numeric digits 190000 nanoFactor = 10 ** 9 t1 = System.nanoTimen = 5 ** (4  ** (3 ** 2))t2 = System.nanoTimetd = t2 - t1say "Run time in seconds:" td / nanoFactorsay check = "62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625"sample = n.left(20)"..."n.right(20) say "Expected result:" checksay "  Actual result:" samplesay "         digits:" n.lengthsay if check = samplethen  say "Result confirmed"else  say "Result does not satisfy test"`
Output:
```Run time in seconds: 719.660995

Expected result: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
Actual result: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
digits: 183231

Result confirmed
```

## Nim

Library: bigints
`import bigints var x = 5.pow 4.pow 3.pow 2var s = \$x echo s[0..19]echo s[s.high - 19 .. s.high]echo s.len`

Output:

```62060698786608744707
92256259918212890625
183231```

## OCaml

`open Numopen Stropen String let () =  let answer = (Int 5) **/ (Int 4) **/ (Int 3) **/ (Int 2) in  let answer_string = string_of_num answer in  Printf.printf "has %d digits: %s ... %s\n"                (length answer_string)                (first_chars answer_string 20)                (last_chars answer_string 20)`

`let () =  let answer = Num.(5**4**3**2) in  let s = Num.(to_string answer) in  Printf.printf "has %d digits: %s ... %s\n"    (String.length s) (Str.first_chars s 20) (Str.last_chars s 20)`
Output:
```has 183231 digits: 62060698786608744707 ... 92256259918212890625
```

## Oforth

Oforth handles arbitrary precision integers :

`import: mapping 5 4 3 2 pow pow pow >string dup left( 20 ) . dup right( 20 ) . size . `
Output:
```62060698786608744707 92256259918212890625 183231
```

## Ol

` (define x (expt 5 (expt 4 (expt 3 2))))(print   (div x (expt 10 (- (log 10 x) 20)))   "..."   (mod x (expt 10 20)))(print "totally digits: " (log 10 x)) `
Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
totally digits: 183231
```

## ooRexx

Translation of: REXX
` --REXX program to show arbitrary precision integers.numeric digits 200000check = '62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625' start = .datetime~newn = 5 ** (4 ** (3**2))time = .datetime~new - startsay 'elapsed time for the calculation:' timesaysampl = left(n, 20)"..."right(n, 20) say ' check:' checksay 'Sample:' samplsay 'digits:' length(n)say if check=sampl then say 'passed!'               else say 'failed!' `
Output:
```prompt\$ rexx rexx-arbitrary.rexx
elapsed time for the calculation: 00:00:45.373140

check: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
Sample: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
digits: 183231

passed!```

## Oz

`declare  Pow5432 = {Pow 5 {Pow 4 {Pow 3 2}}}  S = {Int.toString Pow5432}  Len = {Length S}in  {System.showInfo   {List.take S 20}#"..."#   {List.drop S Len-20}#" ("#Len#" Digits)"}`
Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 (183231 Digits)
```

## PARI/GP

PARI/GP natively supports integers of arbitrary size, so one could just use `N=5^4^3^2`. But this would be foolish (using a lot of unneeded memory) if the task is to get just the number of, and the first and last twenty digits. The number of and the leading digits are given as 1 + the integer part, resp. 10^(fractional part + offset), of the logarithm to base 10 (not as log(N) with N=A^B, but as B*log(A); one needs at least 20 correct decimals of the log, on 64 bit machines the default precision is 39 digits, but on 32 bit architecture one should set `default(realprecision,30)` to be on the safe side). To get the trailing digits, one would use modular exponentiation which is also built-in and very efficient even for extremely huge exponents:

`num_first_last_digits(a=5,b=4^3^2,n=20)={ my(L = b*log(a)/log(10), m=Mod(a,10^n)^b);	[L\1+1, 10^frac(L)\10^(1-n), lift(m)] \\ where x\y = floor(x/y) but more efficient}print("Length, first and last 20 digits of 5^4^3^2: ", num_first_last_digits()) \\ uses default values a=5, b=4^3^2, n=20`
Output:
`Length, first and last 20 digits of 5^4^3^2: [183231, 62060698786608744707, 92256259918212890625]`

If an integer is already given, then `logint(N,10)+1` is the most efficient way to get its number of digits.

An alternate but much slower method for counting decimal digits is `#Str(n)`. Note that `sizedigit` is not exact—in particular, it may be off by one (thus the function below).

`digits(x)={	my(s=sizedigit(x)-1);	if(x<10^s,s,s+1)}; N=5^(4^(3^2));[precision(N*1.,20), Mod(N,10^20), digits(N)]`
Output:
`[6.20606987866087447074832055728 E183230, Mod(92256259918212890625, 100000000000000000000), 183231]`

## Pascal

Works with: Free_Pascal
Library: math
Library: GMP

FreePascal comes with a header unit for gmp. Starting from the C program, this is a Pascal version:

`program GMP_Demo; uses  math, gmp; var  a:   mpz_t;  out: pchar;  len: longint;  i:   longint; begin  mpz_init_set_ui(a, 5);  mpz_pow_ui(a, a, 4 ** (3 ** 2));  len := mpz_sizeinbase(a, 10);  writeln('GMP says size is: ', len);  out := mpz_get_str(NIL, 10, a);  writeln('Actual size is:   ', length(out));  write('Digits: ');  for i := 0 to 19 do    write(out[i]);  write ('...');  for i := len - 20 to len do    write(out[i]);  writeln;end.`
Output:
```GMP says size is: 183231
Actual size is:   183231
Digits: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
```

## Perl

Perl's Math::BigInt core module handles big integers:

`use Math::BigInt;my \$x = Math::BigInt->new('5') ** Math::BigInt->new('4') ** Math::BigInt->new('3') ** Math::BigInt->new('2');my \$y = "\$x";printf("5**4**3**2 = %s...%s and has %i digits\n", substr(\$y,0,20), substr(\$y,-20), length(\$y));`

You can enable "transparent" big integer support by enabling the bigint pragma:

`use bigint;my \$x = 5**4**3**2;my \$y = "\$x";printf("5**4**3**2 = %s...%s and has %i digits\n", substr(\$y,0,20), substr(\$y,-20), length(\$y));`

Math::BigInt is very slow. Perl 5.10 was about 120 times slower than Ruby 1.9.2 (on one computer); Perl used more than one minute, but Ruby used less than one second.

Output:
`\$ time perl transparent-bigint.pl 5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits    1m4.28s real     1m4.30s user     0m0.00s system`

## Phix

Library: Phix/basics
Library: Phix/mpfr
```with javascript_semantics
include mpfr.e
atom t0 = time()
mpz res = mpz_init()
mpz_ui_pow_ui(res,5,power(4,power(3,2)))
string s = mpz_get_short_str(res),
e = elapsed(time()-t0)
printf(1,"5^4^3^2 = %s (%s)\n", {s,e})
```
Output:
```5^4^3^2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 (183,231 digits) (0.1s)
```

## PHP

PHP has two separate arbitrary-precision integer services.

The first is the BC library. It represents the integers as strings, so may not be very efficient. The advantage is that it is more likely to be included with PHP.

`<?php\$y = bcpow('5', bcpow('4', bcpow('3', '2')));printf("5**4**3**2 = %s...%s and has %d digits\n", substr(\$y,0,20), substr(\$y,-20), strlen(\$y));?>`
Output:
```5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits
```

The second is the GMP library. It represents the integers as an opaque type, so may be faster. However, it is less likely to be compiled into your version of PHP (it isn't compiled into mine).

## PicoLisp

`(let L (chop (** 5 (** 4 (** 3 2))))   (prinl (head 20 L) "..." (tail 20 L))   (length L) )`
Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
-> 183231```

## Pike

`> string res = (string)pow(5,pow(4,pow(3,2)));> res[..19] == "62060698786608744707";Result: 1> res[<19..] == "92256259918212890625";Result: 1> sizeof(result);Result: 183231`

## PowerShell

`#  Perform calculation\$BigNumber = [BigInt]::Pow( 5, [BigInt]::Pow( 4, [BigInt]::Pow( 3, 2 ) ) ) #  Display first and last 20 digits\$BigNumberString = [string]\$BigNumber\$BigNumberString.Substring( 0, 20 ) + "..." + \$BigNumberString.Substring( \$BigNumberString.Length - 20, 20 ) #  Display number of digits\$BigNumberString.Length`
Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
183231```

## Prolog

Works with: SWI-Prolog version 6.6
` task(Length) :-    N is 5^4^3^2,     number_codes(N, Codes),    append(`62060698786608744707`, _,  Codes),    append(_, `92256259918212890625`, Codes),     length(Codes, Length). `

Query like so:

` ?- task(N).N = 183231 ;false. `

## PureBasic

PureBasic has in its current version (today 4.50) no internal support for large numbers, but there are several free libraries for this.

Using Decimal.pbi, e.g. the same included library as in Long multiplication#PureBasic, this task is solved as below.

`IncludeFile "Decimal.pbi" ;- Declare the variables that will be usedDefine.Decimal *aDefine n, L\$, R\$, out\$, digits.s ;- 4^3^2 is withing 32 bit range, so normal procedures can be usedn=Pow(4,Pow(3,2)) ;- 5^n is larger then 31^2, so the same library call as in the "Long multiplication" task is used*a=PowerDecimal(IntegerToDecimal(5),IntegerToDecimal(n)) ;- Convert the large number into a string & present the resultsout\$=DecimalToString(*a)L\$ = Left(out\$,20)R\$ = Right(out\$,20)digits=Str(Len(out\$))out\$="First 20 & last 20 chars of 5^4^3^2 are;"+#CRLF\$+L\$+#CRLF\$+R\$+#CRLF\$out\$+"and the result is "+digits+" digits long." MessageRequester("Arbitrary-precision integers, PureBasic",out\$)`

## Python

Python comes with built-in support for arbitrary precision integers. The type of arbitrary precision integers is long in Python 2.x (overflowing operations on int's are automatically converted into long's), and int in Python 3.x.

`>>> y = str( 5**4**3**2 )>>> print ("5**4**3**2 = %s...%s and has %i digits" % (y[:20], y[-20:], len(y)))5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits`

## Quackery

As a dialogue in the Quackery shell. (REPL)

``` > quackery

Welcome to Quackery.

Enter "leave" to leave the shell.

/O> 5 4 3 2 ** ** **
... number\$ dup 20 split swap echo\$
... say "..." -20 split echo\$ drop cr
... size echo say " digits" cr
...
62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
183231 digits

Stack empty.

/O>```

## R

R does not come with built-in support for arbitrary precision integers, but it can be implemented with the GMP library (there is also an interface to bc).

`library(gmp)large=pow.bigz(5,pow.bigz(4,pow.bigz(3,2)))largestr=as.character(large)cat("first 20 digits:",substr(largestr,1,20),"\n",    "last 20 digits:",substr(largestr,nchar(largestr)-19,nchar(largestr)),"\n",    "number of digits: ",nchar(largestr),"\n")`
Output:
```first 20 digits: 62060698786608744707
last 20 digits: 92256259918212890625
number of digits:  183231```

## Racket

`#lang racket (define answer (number->string (foldr expt 1 '(5 4 3 2))))(define len (string-length answer)) (printf "Got ~a digits~n" len)(printf "~a ... ~a~n"        (substring answer 0 20)        (substring answer (- len 20) len)) `
Output:
```Got 183231 digits
62060698786608744707 ... 92256259918212890625```

## Raku

(formerly Perl 6)

Works with: Rakudo version 2015.12
`given ~[**] 5, 4, 3, 2 {   say "5**4**3**2 = {.substr: 0,20}...{.substr: *-20} and has {.chars} digits";}`
Output:
`5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits`

## REXX

REXX comes with built-in support for fixed precision integers that can be manually set to a large value of precision (digits).
Most REXXes have a practical limit of around eight million bytes, but that is mostly an underlying limitation of addressing virtual storage.

### manual setting of decimal digits

Note: both REXX versions (below) don't work with:

•   PC/REXX
•   Personal REXX

as those REXX versions have a practical maximum of around 3,700 or less for numeric digits   (officially, it's 4K).

The 3,700 limit is based on the setting of RXISA, program size, and the amount of storage used by REXX variables.

Both (below) REXX programs have been tested with:

•   PC/REXX             (can't execute correctly)
•   Personal REXX     (can't execute correctly)
•   Regina REXX
•   R4
•   ROO
•   ooRexx                 (tested by Walter Pachl)
`/*REXX program calculates and demonstrates  arbitrary precision numbers (using powers). */numeric digits 200000                            /*two hundred thousand decimal digits. */     # = 5 ** (4 ** (3 ** 2) )                    /*calculate multiple exponentiations.  */ true=62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 /*what answer is supposed to look like.*/rexx= left(#, 20)'...'right(#, 20)               /*the left and right 20 decimal digits.*/ say  '  true:'    true                           /*show what the  "true"  answer is.    */say  '  REXX:'    rexx                           /*  "    "   "    REXX      "    "     */say  'digits:'    length(#)                      /*  "    "   "   length  of answer is. */sayif true == rexx   then say 'passed!'             /*either it passed,  ···               */                  else say 'failed!'             /*    or it didn't.                    */                                                 /*stick a fork in it,  we're all done. */`
output:
``` check: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
sample: 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
digits: 183231

passed!
```

### automatic setting of decimal digits

`/*REXX program calculates and demonstrates  arbitrary precision numbers (using powers). */numeric digits 5                                 /*just use enough digits for 1st time. */                   #=5** (4** (3** 2) )           /*calculate multiple exponentiations.  */ parse var  #  'E'  pow  .                        /*POW   might be null,  so   N  is OK. */ if pow\==''  then do                             /*general case:   POW  might be < zero.*/                  numeric digits  abs(pow) + 9   /*recalculate with more decimal digits.*/                  #=5** (4** (3** 2) )           /*calculate multiple exponentiations.  */                  end                            /* [↑]  calculation is the real McCoy. */ true=62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 /*what answer is supposed to look like.*/rexx= left(#, 20)'...'right(#, 20)               /*the left and right 20 decimal digits.*/ say  '  true:'    true                           /*show what the  "true"  answer is.    */say  '  REXX:'    rexx                           /*  "    "   "    REXX      "    "     */say  'digits:'    length(#)                      /*  "    "   "   length  of answer is. */sayif true == rexx   then say 'passed!'             /*either it passed,  ···               */                  else say 'failed!'             /*    or it didn't.                    */                                                 /*stick a fork in it,  we're all done. */`
output   is the same as the 1st REXX version.

## Ruby

Ruby comes with built-in support for arbitrary precision integers.

`y = ( 5**4**3**2 ).to_sputs "5**4**3**2 = #{y[0..19]}...#{y[-20..-1]} and has #{y.length} digits" `
Output:
```5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits
```

## Run BASIC

`x\$ = str\$( 5^(4^(3^2))) print "Length:";len( x\$)print left\$( x\$, 20); "......"; right\$( x\$, 20)`
Output:
```Length:183231
62060698786608744707......92256259918212890625```

## Rust

This is accomplished via the `num` crate. This used to be part of the standard library, but was relegated to an external crate when Rust hit 1.0. It is still owned and maintained by members of the Rust core team and is the de-facto library for numerical generics and arbitrary precision arithmetic.

`extern crate num;use num::bigint::BigUint;use num::FromPrimitive;use num::pow::pow; fn main() {    let big = BigUint::from_u8(5).unwrap();    let answer_as_string = format!("{}", pow(big,pow(4,pow(3,2))));       // The rest is output formatting.    let first_twenty: String = answer_as_string.chars().take(20).collect();    let last_twenty_reversed: Vec<char> = answer_as_string.chars().rev().take(20).collect();    let last_twenty: String = last_twenty_reversed.into_iter().rev().collect();    println!("Number of digits: {}", answer_as_string.len());    println!("First and last digits: {:?}..{:?}", first_twenty, last_twenty);}`
Output:
```Number of digits: 183231
First and last digits: "62060698786608744707".."92256259918212890625"
```

## Sather

`class MAIN is  main is    r:INTI;    p1 ::= "62060698786608744707";    p2 ::= "92256259918212890625";     -- computing 5^(4^(3^2)), it could be written    -- also e.g. (5.inti)^((4.inti)^((3.inti)^(2.inti)))    r  := (3.pow(2)).inti;    r  := (4.inti).pow(r);    r  := (5.inti).pow(r);     sr ::= r.str; -- string rappr. of the number    if sr.head(p1.size) = p1       and sr.tail(p2.size) = p2 then         #OUT + "result is ok..\n";    else         #OUT + "oops\n";    end;    #OUT + "# of digits: " + sr.size + "\n";  end;end;`
Output:
```result is ok..
# of digits: 183231```

## Scala

Scala does not come with support for arbitrary precision integers powered to arbitrary precision integers, except if performed on a module. It can use arbitrary precision integers in other ways, including powering them to 32-bits integers.

`scala> BigInt(5) modPow (BigInt(4) pow (BigInt(3) pow 2).toInt, BigInt(10) pow 20)res21: scala.math.BigInt = 92256259918212890625 scala> (BigInt(5) pow (BigInt(4) pow (BigInt(3) pow 2).toInt).toInt).toStringres22: String = 6206069878660874470748320557284679309194219265199117173177383244784468904205446208395532859313213494850352537703036636839828417945902879392179078964130015628130561306487423619895511492129692248763240674232665969222856219538746210423235340883954495598715281862895110697243759768434501295076608139350684049011911606999299265680993012599382719755265877195653099952764389980932831750802415583322472485597797001511259412892659458720566242186172378900120827518429339991013912158886504596553858675842231519094813553261073608575593794241686443569888058927325243163232494924205126409626916731046183783815452026387714010611719680528732141494546392505589930793377490407881991138732421797631123887580287831048303725533789567769926391314746986316354035923183981697660495275234703657750678459919...scala> res22 take 20res23: String = 62060698786608744707 scala> res22 lengthres24: Int = 183231 scala> `

## Scheme

R4RS and R5RS encourage, and R6RS requires, that exact integers be of arbitrary precision.

`(define x (expt 5 (expt 4 (expt 3 2))))(define y (number->string x))(define l (string-length y))(display (string-append "5**4**3**2 = " (substring y 0 20) "..." (substring y (- l 20) l) " and has " (number->string l) " digits"))(newline)`
Output:
`5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits`

## Seed7

`\$ include "seed7_05.s7i";  include "bigint.s7i"; const proc: main is func  local    var bigInteger: fiveToThePowerOf262144 is 5_ ** 4 ** 3 ** 2;    var string: numberAsString is str(fiveToThePowerOf262144);  begin    writeln("5**4**3**2 = " <& numberAsString[..20] <&            "..." <& numberAsString[length(numberAsString) - 19 ..]);    writeln("decimal digits: " <& length(numberAsString));  end func;`
Output:
```5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
decimal digits: 183231
```

## Sidef

`var x = 5**(4**(3**2));var y = x.to_s;printf("5**4**3**2 = %s...%s and has %i digits\n", y.ft(0,19), y.ft(-20), y.len);`
Output:
```5**4**3**2 = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 and has 183231 digits
```

## SIMPOL

 This example is incomplete. Number of digits in result not given. Please ensure that it meets all task requirements and remove this message.

SIMPOL supports arbitrary precision integers powered to arbitrary precision integers. This is the only integer data type in SIMPOL. SIMPOL supports conversion from its integer data type to other formats when calling external library functions.

`constant FIRST20 "62060698786608744707"constant LAST20  "92256259918212890625" function main()  integer i  string s, s2   i = .ipower(5, .ipower(4, .ipower(3, 2)))  s2 = .tostr(i, 10)  if .lstr(s2, 20) == FIRST20 and .rstr(s2, 20) == LAST20    s = "Success! The integer matches both the first 20 and the last 20 digits. There are " + .tostr(.len(s2), 10) + " digits in the result.{d}{a}"  else    s = ""    if .lstr(s2, 20) != FIRST20       s = "Failure! The first 20 digits are: " + .lstr(s2, 20) + " but they should be: " + FIRST20 + "{d}{a}"    end if    if .rstr(s2, 20) != LAST20       s = s + "Failure! The first 20 digits are: " + .lstr(s2, 20) + " but they should be: " + LAST20 + "{d}{a}"    end if  end ifend function s`

## Smalltalk

This code in Squeak Smalltalk ¹ returns a string containing the first 20 digits, last 20 digits and length of the result.

A very simple approach:

`|num|num := (5 raisedTo: (4 raisedTo: (3 raisedTo: 2))) asString.Transcript   show: (num first: 20), '...', (num last: 20); cr;   show: 'digits: ', num size asString.`

On a Transcript window:

```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
digits: 183231```

`|num numstr|num := (2 to: 5) fold: [:exp :base| base raisedTo: exp].numstr := num asString.'<1s>...<2s>  digits:<3p>'   expandMacrosWith: (numstr first: 20)   with: (numstr last: 20)   with: numstr size.`
Output:
`'62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625  digits: 183231'`

Note 1) should work in all Smalltalk dialects; tried in Smalltalk/X and VisualWorks.

## SPL

`t = #.str(5^(4^(3^2)))n = #.size(t)#.output(n," digits")#.output(#.mid(t,1,20),"...",#.mid(t,n-19,20))`
Output:
```183231 digits
62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
```

## Standard ML

`let  val answer = IntInf.pow (5, IntInf.toInt (IntInf.pow (4, IntInf.toInt (IntInf.pow (3, 2)))))  val s = IntInf.toString answer  val len = size sin  print ("has " ^ Int.toString len ^ " digits: " ^         substring (s, 0, 20) ^ " ... " ^         substring (s, len-20, 20) ^ "\n")end;`

it took too long to run

### mLite

mLite does not have a logarithm function so one was constructed (see fun log10)

` fun 	ntol (0, x) = if len x < 1 then  else x       | (n, x) = ntol (n div 10, (n mod 10) :: x)       | n      = ntol (n, [])and  	powers_of_10 9 = 1000000000               | 8 = 100000000               | 7 = 10000000               | 6 = 1000000               | 5 = 100000               | 4 = 10000               | 3 = 1000               | 2 = 100               | 1 = 10               | 0 = 1and 	size (c, 0) = c       | (c, n > 9999999999) = size (c + 10, trunc (n / 10000000000))       | (c, n)              = size (c +  1, trunc (n / 10))       | n                   = size (     0, trunc (n / 10))and 	makeVisible L = map (fn x = if int x then chr (x + 48) else x) Land 	log10 (n, 0, x) = ston ` implode ` makeVisible ` rev x        | (n, c, x) =            let val n' = n^10;              val size_n' = size n'            in               log10 (n' / powers_of_10 size_n', c - 1, size_n' :: x)			end        | (n, c) =            let              val size_n = size n            in              log10 (n / 10^size_n, c, #"." :: rev (ntol size_n) @ [])            end;val fourThreeTwo = 4^3^2;val fiveFourThreeTwo = 5^fourThreeTwo; val digitCount = trunc (log10(5,6) * fourThreeTwo + 0.5);print "Count  = "; println digitCount; val end20 = fiveFourThreeTwo mod (10^20);print "End 20 = "; println end20; val top20 = fiveFourThreeTwo div (10^(digitCount - 20)); print "Top 20 = "; println top20; `

Output

``` Count = 183231
End 20 = 92256259918212890625
Top 20 = 62060698786608744707
```

Took 1 hour and 9 minutes to run (AMD A6, Windows 10)

## Stata

Stata does not have builtin support for arbitrary-precision integers. However, since version 16 Stata has builtin support for Python, so arbitrary-precision integers are readily available from a Python prompt within Stata.

## Tcl

Tcl supports arbitrary precision integers (and an exponentiation operator) from 8.5 onwards.

Works with: Tcl version 8.5
`set bigValue [expr {5**4**3**2}]puts "5**4**3**2 has [string length \$bigValue] digits"if {[string match "62060698786608744707*92256259918212890625" \$bigValue]} {    puts "Value starts with 62060698786608744707, ends with 92256259918212890625"} else {    puts "Value does not match 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625"}`
Output:
```5**4**3**2 has 183231 digits
Value starts with 62060698786608744707, ends with 92256259918212890625
```

## TXR

`@(bind (f20 l20 ndig)       @(let* ((str (tostring (expt 5 4 3 2)))               (len (length str)))          (list [str :..20] [str -20..:] len)))@(bind f20 "62060698786608744707")@(bind l20 "92256259918212890625")@(output)@[email protected][email protected]@(end)`
Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
ndigits=183231```

## Ursa

The Ursa standard library provides the module `unbounded_int` which contains the definition of the `unbounded_int` type. In Cygnus/X Ursa, `unbounded_int` is essentially a wrapper for `java.math.BigInteger`

### Usage

`import "unbounded_int"decl unbounded_int xx.set ((x.valueof 5).pow ((x.valueof 4).pow ((x.valueof 3).pow 2))) decl string first last xstrset xstr (string x) # get the first twenty digitsdecl int ifor (set i 0) (< i 20) (inc i)	set first (+ first xstr<i>)end for # get the last twenty digitsfor (set i (- (size xstr) 20)) (< i (size xstr)) (inc i)	set last (+ last xstr<i>)end for out "the first and last digits of 5^(4^(3^2)) are " first "..." consoleout last " (the result was " (size xstr) " digits long)" endl endl console if (and (and (= first "62060698786608744707") (= last "92256259918212890625")) (= (size xstr) 183231))	out "(pass)" endl consoleelse	out "FAIL" endl consoleend if`

### Output

Output:
```the first and last digits of 5^(4^(3^2)) are 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625 (the result was 183231 digits long)

(pass)```

## Ursala

There are no infix arithmetic operators in the language, but there is a `power` function in the `bcd` library, which is part of the standard distribution from the home site.

There is no distinction between ordinary and arbitrary precision integers, but the binary converted decimal representation used here is more efficient than the usual binary representation in calculations that would otherwise be dominated by the conversion to decimal output.

`#import std#import nat#import bcd #show+ main = <[email protected] take/\$20; ^|T/~& '...'[email protected],'length: '[email protected]+ %nP+ [email protected]>@h %vP power=> <5_,4_,3_,2_>`

With this calculation taking about a day to run, correct results are attainable but not performant.

```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
length: 183231```

## Visual Basic .NET

Translation of: C#

Addressing the issue of the BigInteger.Pow() function having the exponent value limited to Int32.MaxValue (2147483647), here are a couple of alternative implementations using a BigInteger for the exponent.

`Imports System.ConsoleImports BI = System.Numerics.BigInteger  Module Module1     Dim Implems() As String = {"Built-In", "Recursive", "Iterative"},        powers() As Integer = {5, 4, 3, 2}     Function intPowR(val As BI, exp As BI) As BI        If exp = 0 Then Return 1        Dim ne As BI, vs As BI = val * val        If exp.IsEven Then ne = exp >> 1 : Return If (ne > 1, intPowR(vs, ne), vs)        ne = (exp - 1) >> 1 : Return If (ne > 1, intPowR(vs, ne), vs) * val    End Function     Function intPowI(val As BI, exp As BI) As BI        intPowI = 1 : While (exp > 0) : If Not exp.IsEven Then intPowI *= val            val *= val : exp >>= 1 : End While    End Function     Sub DoOne(title As String, p() As Integer)        Dim st As DateTime = DateTime.Now, res As BI, resStr As String        Select Case (Array.IndexOf(Implems, title))            Case 0 : res = BI.Pow(p(0), CInt(BI.Pow(p(1), CInt(BI.Pow(p(2), p(3))))))            Case 1 : res = intPowR(p(0), intPowR(p(1), intPowR(p(2), p(3))))            Case Else : res = intPowI(p(0), intPowI(p(1), intPowI(p(2), p(3))))        End Select : resStr = res.ToString()        Dim et As TimeSpan = DateTime.Now - st        Debug.Assert(resStr.Length = 183231)        Debug.Assert(resStr.StartsWith("62060698786608744707"))        Debug.Assert(resStr.EndsWith("92256259918212890625"))        WriteLine("n = {0}", String.Join("^", powers))        WriteLine("n = {0}...{1}", resStr.Substring(0, 20),  resStr.Substring(resStr.Length - 20, 20))        WriteLine("n digits = {0}", resStr.Length)        WriteLine("{0} elasped: {1} milliseconds." & vblf, title, et.TotalMilliseconds)    End Sub     Sub Main()        For Each itm As String in Implems : DoOne(itm, powers) : Next        If Debugger.IsAttached Then Console.ReadKey()    End Sub End Module`
Output:
```n = 5^4^3^2
n = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
n digits = 183231
Built-In elasped: 2487.4002 milliseconds.

n = 5^4^3^2
n = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
n digits = 183231
Recursive elasped: 2413.0434 milliseconds.

n = 5^4^3^2
n = 62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
n digits = 183231
Iterative elasped: 2412.5477 milliseconds.```
Remarks: Not much difference in execution times for three methods. But the exponents are relatively small. If one does need to evaluate an exponent greater than Int32.MaxValue, the execution time will be measured in hours.

## Wren

Library: Wren-fmt
Library: Wren-big
`import "/fmt" for Fmtimport "/big" for BigInt var p = BigInt.three.pow(BigInt.two)p = BigInt.four.pow(p)p = BigInt.five.pow(p)var s = p.toStringFmt.print("5 ^ 4 ^ 3 ^ 2 has \$,d digits.\n", s.count)System.print("The first twenty are    : %(s[0..19])")System.print("and the last twenty are : %(s[-20..-1])")`
Output:
```5 ^ 4 ^ 3 ^ 2 has 183,231 digits.

The first twenty are    : 62060698786608744707
and the last twenty are : 92256259918212890625
```

## Zig

`const std = @import("std");const bigint = std.math.big.int.Managed; pub fn main() !void {    var gpa = std.heap.GeneralPurposeAllocator(.{}){};    const allocator = &gpa.allocator;    defer _ = gpa.deinit();     var a = try bigint.initSet(allocator, 5);    try a.pow(a.toConst(), try std.math.powi(u32, 4, try std.math.powi(u32, 3, 2)));    defer a.deinit();     var as = try a.toString(allocator, 10, false);    defer allocator.free(as);     std.debug.print("{s}...{s}\n", .{ as[0..20], as[as.len - 20 ..] });    std.debug.print("{} digits\n", .{as.len});}`
Output:
```62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
183231 digits
```

## zkl

Using the GNU big num library:

`var BN=Import("zklBigNum");n:=BN(5).pow(BN(4).pow(BN(3).pow(2)));s:=n.toString();"%,d".fmt(s.len()).println();println(s[0,20],"...",s[-20,*]);`
Output:
```183,231
62060698786608744707...92256259918212890625
```