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Re: 80 bit floating point math

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg4544] Re: 80 bit floating point math
  • From: Doug S Webb <weq at ornl.gov>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Aug 1996 04:17:50 -0400
  • Organization: Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,
 Dont know if this is what you want or not, but...
If you do N[abc, 100] Mathematica will evaluate abc to 100 decimal
places. You may be able to adjust the 'abc' and '100' to get your 80 bit
number.
-- 
 Doug Webb                          
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory  
 weq at ornl.gov                 
 D_Webb at prodigy.com   http://pages.prodigy.com/TN/gdhu16a/indexdsw.html

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