[Ecls-list] Example of: The Gnu Multiprecision library for fast bignum operations.

Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll worm at arrakis.es
Sat Dec 14 09:44:02 UTC 2002

On Saturday 14 December 2002 18:39, Armin Roehrl wrote:
> Thanks a lot for the amazingly fast answer.

I happen to be in the office right now, and any distraction is welcome :-)

> What if I need floats with let's say 50 digits accuracy or so?
> > (+ 1.2342342134187346716345712345712354176341274
> 2.34215345233452456713248756234875623845628365)
> 3.576388
> The result seems (has?)  to have far less acuracy.

Of course. ECL uses C's double for internal representation of floating point 
numbers. There is nothing like arbitrary precision real numbers in ECL.


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