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Subject: Re: [boost] Numeric constants
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-30 06:09:29

> One question I have is the precision needed. My current set are 50
> decimal
> digits, more than enough for any foreseeable floating point hardware.
> John's current code in the Boost.Math package allows much more, and the
> constants now defined are to 100 decimal digits. This allows really
> accurate computation using an arbitrary precision system like Victor
> Shoup's
> NTL (GPL License) (or a Boost equivalent if we can produce one - a GSoC
> project?).
> My question is - what precision would be useful?

Not sure, but I guess if we got organised (Ha!), we could generate them
programatically using arbitrary precision arithmetic and just tweek the
precision as required?


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