# flint_ctypes - Python interface¶

There is a Python wrapper (`flint_ctypes`) included with FLINT available in the `src/python` directory. This wrapper is not currently officially supported and should not be used in production, but it can be useful for experimenting with FLINT.

## Introduction¶

Examples:

```>>> from flint_ctypes import *
>>> QQ.bernoulli(50)
495057205241079648212477525/66
>>> sign, primes, exponents = _.factor()
>>> sign
1
>>> primes
[5, 417202699, 47464429777438199, 2, 3, 11]
>>> exponents
[2, 1, 1, -1, -1, -1]
>>> sign * (primes ** exponents).product()
495057205241079648212477525/66
```

### Types, parents and coercions¶

```>>> ZZ(5)
5
>>> _.parent()
Integer ring (fmpz)
>>> QQ(5)
5
>>> _.parent()
Rational field (fmpq)
>>> ZZ(10) / ZZ(6)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
FlintDomainError: x / y is not an element of {Integer ring (fmpz)} for {x = 10}, {y = 6}
>>> x = QQ(1) / 2; x ** x
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
FlintDomainError: x ** y is not an element of {Rational field (fmpq)} for {x = 1/2}, {y = 1/2}
```
```>>> ZZ(10) / QQ(6)
5/3
>>> x = QQbar(1) / 2; x ** x
Root a = 0.707107 of 2*a^2-1
```

### Real and complex numbers¶

```>>> RR.zeta(2)
[1.644934066848226 +/- 4.57e-16]
>>> RR.prec = 128
>>> RR.zeta(2)
[1.64493406684822643647241516664602518922 +/- 2.88e-39]
>>> RR.prec = 53       # restore default
```