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Re: (default) Real->Rat precision should match what compiler usesfor literals

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Brandon Allbery
Date:
March 4, 2018 06:09
Subject:
Re: (default) Real->Rat precision should match what compiler usesfor literals
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Max precision rapidly becomes more memory requires than your computer has.

On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 3:32 PM, yary <not.com@gmail.com> wrote:

> Or instead of 1/2**(32 or 64), re-asking these questions about epsilon:
>
> "  Why so large?
>
>    Why not zero?  "
>
> What's justification for using 1/100,000 vs. something smaller vs. 0 "max
> possible precision?"
>



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