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   RE: [xml-dev] Avoiding roundoff errors in calculations?

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Financial calculations for example.  Plus, IEEE floats just plain give the
wrong answer sometimes.
Try 9/10/10, an from

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com] 
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 12:57 PM
To: Roger L. Costello
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Avoiding roundoff errors in calculations?

Roger L. Costello wrote:

> What are your thoughts on this?  What techniques do people use to avoid
> introducing roundoff errors?  /Roger

Use FORTRAN, it supports REAL numbers, it says so right in the syntax :)

I'm curious; what applications require more precision than IEEE double? -Tim

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