numdiff - Compare similar files with numeric fields

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename numdiff_5.9.0-1_amd64.deb
Package name numdiff
Package version 5.9.0
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::c interface::commandline interface::text-mode role::program science scope::utility use::comparing works-with::file works-with::text
License -
Maintainer Paolo Greppi <>
Download size 588.01 KB
Installed size 928.00 KB
Numdiff is a console application that can be used to compare putatively
similar files line by line and field by field, ignoring small numeric
differences or/and different numeric formats. It is similar diff or wdiff,
but it is aware of floating point numbers including complex and
multi-precision numbers.
Numdiff is useful to compare text files containing numerical fields, when
testing or doing quality control in scientific computing or in numerical


Package Version Architecture Repository
numdiff_5.9.0-1_i386.deb 5.9.0 i386 Debian Main
numdiff - - -


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dpkg >= 1.15.4
install-info -
libc6 >= 2.17


Type URL
Binary Package numdiff_5.9.0-1_amd64.deb
Source Package numdiff

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install numdiff deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install numdiff




2017-05-02 - Paolo Greppi <>
numdiff (5.9.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Refresh patches
* Bump debhelper compatibility version from 7 to 9
* Bump debian policy standard version from 3.9.6 to 3.9.8
* Update copyright and include bitvector.c and bitvector.h
* Add public git repo
* Fix some minor lintian W / I
2015-04-29 - Paolo Greppi <>
numdiff (5.8.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* get rid of lintian warning "file-without-copyright-information"
(Closes: #783553)
* update standards version to 3.9.6
2013-09-17 - Paolo Greppi <>
numdiff (5.8.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- do not include the optional invariant sections clause of the GFDL and fix
the lintian license-problem-gfdl-invariants error; closes: #709492
- ndselect now recognizes the options -O and -D 
- changed the long option --separator to --separators 
- the options -s and -S support a larger set of escape sequences
- detection of binary files
- the short form of Numdiff option --dummy is not -D anymore, but -U
- support for Unicode characters or whole strings as field delimiters
- support for escape sequences in the currencies option
* Removed patches:
- up-mkdir-manpages.patch that was integrated upstream
* fix lintian ancient-standards-version warning by updating the 
Standards-Version field in debian/control
* fix the lintian hardening-no-relro warning by adding an
override_dh_auto_configure in debian/rules
* update the machine-readable debian/copyright file to version 1.0 
of the standard
* compile with -O0 as per upstream known issue with optimization and GMP;
this causes a lintian hardening-no-fortify-functions but is required as
long as this issue is not solved upstream
2012-02-18 - Yaroslav Halchenko <>
numdiff (5.6.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
- provides manpages -- dropped fix-missing-manpages.patch
- the other patches updated
* Added patches:
- up-mkdir-manpages.patch
2011-11-28 - Paolo Greppi <>
numdiff (5.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #637146)

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