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Bryan Elliott
11/18/98 05:55am

If I wish to enter data that is exact to say, 4 digits, is there any way to do it other than Rational[]izing the number so that all subsequent calculations treat the number as exact? For example, I wish to perform all arithmetic operations with 4 digit precision so that x=(.12345 .12345) is first calculated to be .0152399, but is stored in x as .01524 in such a way that even
N[x, 6] cannot recover the lost digits. Is this possible to do without turning the number into a fraction?




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