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Re: Re: 1`2 == 1*^-10

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  • Subject: [mg71687] Re: [mg71634] Re: 1`2 == 1*^-10
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 03:49:26 -0500 (EST)
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On 11/25/06, Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at> wrote:
>And it doesn't seem to me there would be any
>difficulty in rounding results to two significant digits.

Yea, but I'm lazy. I once wrote some code that would do forward error
propagation (and associated print formatting) at machine (or whatever)
precision if given the initial errors. It has the same problem that I
mentioned with significance arithmetic, where all errors are treated
as independent.


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