[RESEND] How to tell Mathematica to use hardware floating point aithmetics

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg69991] [RESEND] How to tell Mathematica to use hardware floating point aithmetics*From*: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 06:48:31 -0400 (EDT)*Reply-to*: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>

Hello. Suppose I want to just use hardware floating point operations. Suppose my hardware uses IEEE754 standard for binary floating point arithmetics, and I want all my numerical computation inside mathematica to adhere to this only and not to any other in-between software based floating point arithmetics (such as significant arithmetics). Is it enough to wrap each result with N[x,16] ? Or is there a flag/option somewhere that one can set once? thanks, Nasser

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: How to tell Mathematica to use hardware floating point arithmetics***From:*Daniel Lichtblau <danl@wolfram.com>

**Re: [RESEND] How to tell Mathematica to use hardware floating point aithmetics***From:*"Chris Chiasson" <chris@chiasson.name>