[Maxima] New fpprec default value (Was Re: Precision of float and bfloat)
ogilvie at cecm.sfu.ca
Mon Oct 26 14:04:24 CDT 2009
As the precision of ordinary floating point seems to be 14 - 16 decimal
digits, and as many processors now have 64-bit logic as standard, perhaps
32 decimal digits should be default for 'fpprec'. One could presumably
set the precision to be less that 32 decimal digits if desired.
J. F. Ogilvie
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009, Robert Dodier wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Raymond Toy <raymond.toy at stericsson.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> 24 seems OK to me. I don't have a strong opinion about it.
> Robert Dodier
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