3.2*2 is 9.6 ... or maybe it isn't?

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 01:50:21 CEST 2009


On 2009-06-25 18:43, Scott David Daniels wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>> ... I wish people would stop representing decimal floating point
>> arithmetic as "more accurate" than binary floating point arithmetic.
>> It isn't. Decimal floating point arithmetic does have an extremely
>> useful niche: ...
> Well, we don't actually have an arbitrary-precision, huge exponent
> version of binary floating point.

You may not. I do.

   http://code.google.com/p/mpmath/

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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