View Full Version : International Limits on Precision

08-15-2004, 04:07 PM
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?

08-20-2004, 06:32 AM
http://www.swox.com/gmp/ among others, and afaik they dont adhere to any dumb treaties :)