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Factorial of any length

Submitted on: 1/3/2015 7:00:00 AM
By: Rishab Rana (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 3 Users
Compatibility: C, C++ (general), Microsoft Visual C++
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     Finds the factorial of large numbers.
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// Name: Factorial of any length
// Description:Finds the factorial of large numbers.
// By: Rishab Rana (from psc cd)
// Assumes:the program find out using simple multiplication the way we do on a paper.
1) find the length of the number so that we can have that big buffer
log10 of any number + 1 gives u the length of the number 
2) just multplies like we do on paper

#include <math.h>
#include <malloc.h>
#include <iostream.h>
#include <process.h>
void main()
	unsigned int d;	//number of digits
	unsigned char *a;
	unsigned int j, n, q, z, t;
	int i;
	double p;
	cout << "\nEnter the No\t:";
	cin >> n;
	p = 0.0; //calculate the number of digits required
	for(j = 2; j <= n; j++)
		p += log10(j);
	d = (int)p + 1;
	a = (unsigned char*)malloc(d*sizeof(unsigned char));
	if (!a)
		cout << "Could not allocate memory!!!";
	for (i = 1; i < d; i++)
		a[i] = 0; //initialize
	a[0] = 1;
	p = 0.0;
	for (j = 2; j <= n; j++)
		q = 0;	//initialize remainder to be 0
		p += log10(j);
		z = (int)p + 1;
		for (i = 0; i <= z/*NUMDIGITS*/; i++)
			t = (a[i] * j) + q;
			q = (t / 10);
			a[i] = (char)(t % 10);
	cout << "\nThe Factorial is\n";
	// the fact is stored ulta..
	for( i = d -1; i >= 0; i--)
		cout << (int)a[i];

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