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Re: Precision of calculations

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  • Subject: [mg109455] Re: Precision of calculations
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:47:59 -0400 (EDT)
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They start off that way

data = {1.0, 1000.0, Pi // N};

Precision /@ data


Precision /@ Gamma[data]


Bob Hanlon

---- Jim Lambaugh <lambaugh at> wrote: 

Hi guys

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

Pi //N

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


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