PHP 5.6.0beta1 released

BCMath Arbitrary Precision Mathematics

• Introduction
• Installing/Configuring
• Predefined Constants
• BC Math Functions
• bccomp — Compare two arbitrary precision numbers
• bcdiv — Divide two arbitrary precision numbers
• bcmod — Get modulus of an arbitrary precision number
• bcmul — Multiply two arbitrary precision numbers
• bcpow — Raise an arbitrary precision number to another
• bcpowmod — Raise an arbitrary precision number to another, reduced by a specified modulus
• bcscale — Set default scale parameter for all bc math functions
• bcsqrt — Get the square root of an arbitrary precision number
• bcsub — Subtract one arbitrary precision number from another
``` Needed to compute some permutations and found the BC extension great but poor on functions, so untill this gets implemented here's the factorial function: <?php /* BC FACTORIAL  * n! = n * (n-1) * (n-2) .. 1 [eg. 5! = 5 * 4 * 3 * 2 * 1 = 120]  */ function bcfact(\$n){     \$factorial=\$n;     while (--\$n>1) \$factorial=bcmul(\$factorial,\$n);     return \$factorial; } print bcfact(50); //30414093201713378043612608166064768844377641568960512000000000000 ?> ```