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From: Joel Eidsath (jeidsath_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-07 08:06:01

Andras Erdei wrote:

>i think he is suggesting that radix representation may
>be good (efficient etc) for integers, but is certainly
>not a good way to represent non-integers
float is worthless, huh?

>num/den pairs are much better, and there are several
>other alternatives (representations based on exponential
>functions, continued fraction expansions, composition of
>linear fractional transformations etc)
I don't think that you have a good conception of the effciency costs
involved in doing large number math with those things.

Joel Eidsath

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