32 bit or 64 bit?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Jun 15 21:01:03 CEST 2008


<ram.rachum at gmail.com> wrote in message 
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|> How did you determine that standard python floats are not good enough?

| I have a physical system set up in which a body is supposed to
| accelerate and to get very close to lightspeed, while never really
|attaining it.

Just a thought.  You might do better if you can rearrange your equations in 
terms of c-v instead of v.  Letting c=1, you cannot accutrately express
v = .99999999999999999999
in Python, but can easily express
1-v = .00000000000000000001.
And so on.

tjr







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