# [−][src]Crate strength_reduce

`strength_reduce`

implements integer division and modulo via "arithmetic strength reduction"

Modern processors can do multiplication and shifts much faster than division, and "arithmetic strength reduction" is an algorithm to transform divisions into multiplications and shifts. Compilers already perform this optimization for divisors that are known at compile time; this library enables this optimization for divisors that are only known at runtime.

Benchmarking shows a 5-10x speedup or integer division and modulo operations.

# Example:

use strength_reduce::StrengthReducedU64; let mut my_array: Vec<u64> = (0..500).collect(); let divisor = 3; let modulo = 14; // slow naive division and modulo for element in &mut my_array { *element = (*element / divisor) % modulo; } // fast strength-reduced division and modulo let reduced_divisor = StrengthReducedU64::new(divisor); let reduced_modulo = StrengthReducedU64::new(modulo); for element in &mut my_array { *element = (*element / reduced_divisor) % reduced_modulo; }

This library is intended for hot loops like the example above, where a division is repeated many times in a loop with the divisor remaining unchanged. There is a setup cost associated with creating stength-reduced division instances, so using strength-reduced division for 1-2 divisions is not worth the setup cost. The break-even point differs by use-case, but is typically low: Benchmarking has shown that takes 3 to 4 repeated divisions with the same StengthReduced## instance to be worth it.

`strength_reduce`

is `#![no_std]`

The optimizations that this library provides are inherently dependent on architecture, compiler, and platform, so test before you use.

## Structs

StrengthReducedU8 | Implements unsigned division and modulo via mutiplication and shifts. |

StrengthReducedU16 | Implements unsigned division and modulo via mutiplication and shifts. |

StrengthReducedU32 | Implements unsigned division and modulo via mutiplication and shifts. |

StrengthReducedU64 | Implements unsigned division and modulo via mutiplication and shifts. |

StrengthReducedUsize | Implements unsigned division and modulo via mutiplication and shifts. |