A routine for evaluating hypergeometric functions to arbitrary precision has been added to the kernel. Since an elementary function can be expressed as a hypergeometric function, this routine is used to evaluate elementary functions as well. The time to compute and to 1000 digits, for example, is reduced from 70 to 26 and 120 to 8 seconds respectively on a Sun 3/280 computer.

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