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Date: 2001-05-25 19:54:49


On Friday 25 May 2001 19:53, you wrote:
> Just a quick reply to the overflow question. One way to handle this
> is to find the largest of ar, br, cr, dr, scale them all by that
> value, compute the scaled denominator, compute the scaled at, bt, ct,
> dt, and then re-scale the results.
Sure, I thought that's clear.

> If I count correctly, there are three comparisons, four divides, and
> one more multiply introduced.
> Actually, to do this a little better, one would want to compute
> inverse quantities and do multiplies rather than divides throughout.
Ups, I overlooked that. Well I wrote my comment on my laptop sitting in the

> Then there would be three comparisons, one divide, and six more
> multiplies introduced to deal with the overflow issue. The original
> method should be modified to include one divide and four multiplies
> rather than four divides. This is all assuming the basic type of the
> quaternion is something the compiler/cpu would deal with efficiently.
If it's unlcear could provide a few samples.
But currently I'm more concerned with overflows and accuracy.

Best wishes,

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