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Precision of calculations

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  • Subject: [mg109428] Precision of calculations
  • From: Jim Lambaugh <lambaugh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 04:04:32 -0400 (EDT)

Hi guys

When I write numbers in my code, I do it as (e.g.)

1.0
1000.0
Pi //N
etc...

Is it correct to say that my calculations are done with machine-
precision, i.e. with rougly 16 digit precision?

Regards,
Jim.


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