[Maxima] New fpprec default value (Was Re: Precision of float and bfloat)
raymond.toy at stericsson.com
Mon Oct 26 10:52:46 CDT 2009
Richard Fateman wrote:
> I think it is a mistake to set fpprec by default to be sort-of like the
> precision of an IEEE double-float.
> It is confusing, as this message below suggests. If fpprec were set by
> default to about 32 decimal digits,
> it would be clear that it is for "big floats". Actually, fpprec can be
I agree. I think we should change the default value of fpprec to be
more than 16. 32 is a decent choice. Or if that's too many, perhaps 24
or 25 digits.
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