Thread: International Limits on Precision

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    Code Monkey Davros's Avatar
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    International Limits on Precision

    Hi there,

    A while ago I read about an international treaty which limits the precision of any device which calculates logarithms to 40 decimal digits of precision.

    Anyway, I was wondering how relevant this treaty is to todays computers and software. Does anyone have any knowledge of this? I believe it is still in force.

    On a similar thread, does anyone know what precision is available for extended floating point (long double in C) calculations on 64 bit (PC) processors?
    Last edited by Davros; 08-15-2004 at 04:08 PM. Reason: Bad Spelling
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    946 among others, and afaik they dont adhere to any dumb treaties
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