For arbitrary precision mathematics PHP offers the Binary Calculator which supports numbers of any size and precision, represented as strings.

Since PHP 4.0.4, libbcmath is bundled with PHP. You don't need any external libraries for this extension.

In PHP 4, these functions are only available if PHP was configured with
`--enable-bcmath`.
In PHP 3, these functions are only available if PHP was not configured with
`--disable-bcmath`.

The behaviour of these functions is affected by settings in `php.ini`.

For further details and definition of the PHP_INI_* constants see

Here is a short explanation of the configuration directives.

*bcmath.scale***integer**Number of decimal digits for all bcmath functions.

**Table of Contents**- bcadd -- Add two arbitrary precision numbers
- 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 number
- bcpow -- Raise an arbitrary precision number to another
- 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