# HG changeset patch
# User William Stein
# Date 1314086654 25200
# Node ID 163bbb17e4a31bc94ede007aa62bb53928f0c979
# Parent 005cedfeed1cb3b214b0ef4946cd9b2d2c8008e6
trac 6315 - part 2: optional doctest failure -- caused by mistakes in lectures on number theory rst book
diff --git a/doc/en/bordeaux_2008/birds_other.rst b/doc/en/bordeaux_2008/birds_other.rst
--- a/doc/en/bordeaux_2008/birds_other.rst
+++ b/doc/en/bordeaux_2008/birds_other.rst
@@ -221,11 +221,11 @@
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Sage uses Bill Hart and David Harvey's GPL'd Flint C library for
-arithmetic in :math:`\ZZ[x]`. Its main claim to fame is that it
-is the world's fastest for polynomial multiplication, e.g., in the
-benchmark below it is 3 times faster than NTL and twice as fast as
-Magma. Behind the scenes it contains some carefully tuned discrete
-Fourier transform code (which I know nearly nothing about).
+arithmetic in :math:`\ZZ[x]`. Its main claim to fame is that it is the
+world's fastest for polynomial multiplication, e.g., in the benchmark
+below it is faster than NTL and Magma on some systems (though such
+benchmarks of course change as software improves). Behind the scenes
+Flint contains some carefully tuned discrete Fourier transform code.
::
@@ -242,9 +242,7 @@
sage: ff = magma(f); gg = magma(g) #optional - magma
sage: s = 'time v := [%s * %s : i in [1..10^5]];'%(ff.name(), gg.name()) #optional - magma
sage: magma.eval(s) #optional - magma
- 'Time: 17.120'
- sage: (17.120/10^5)*10^(6) # convert to microseconds
- 171.200000000000
+ 'Time: ...'
Singular: Multivariate Polynomial Arithmetic
--------------------------------------------
@@ -252,7 +250,7 @@
Multivariate polynomial arithmetic in many cases uses Singular in
library mode (due to Martin Albrecht), which is quite fast. For example,
below we do the Fateman benchmark over the finite field of order
-32003.
+32003, and compare the timing with Magma.
::
@@ -264,8 +262,6 @@
sage: pp = magma(p); qq = magma(q) #optional - magma
sage: s = 'time w := %s*%s;'%(pp.name(),qq.name()) #optional - magma
sage: magma.eval(s) #optional - magma
- 'Time: 1.480'
+ 'Time: ...'
-Notice that the multiplication takes about four times as long in
-Magma.