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Gambit is a high-performance implementation of Scheme based on an optimizing compiler. It conforms to the IEEE-Scheme standard (IEEE P1178) and the Revised^4 Report on Scheme (R4RS). The full numeric tower is implemented, including: infinite precision integers (bignums), rationals, inexact reals (floating point numbers), and complex numbers. Several extensions to the standards are provided.

Current Version:   2.7

License Type:   Free for Academic Research and Education Use, Commercial User Requires a License

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX, PC, Mac. It should work fine under Linux, according to the author.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

C compiler

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