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Why and How to Use Arbitrary Precision
May/June 2010 (vol. 12 no. 3)
pp. 5

Although double precision is usually enough, arbitrary precision increases accuracy and the reproducibility of floating-point computations.

Index Terms:
Arbitrary precision, correct rounding, IEEE 754 standard, GNU MPFR library, scientific computing
Citation:
Kaveh R. Ghazi, Vincent Lefèvre, Philippe Théveny, Paul Zimmermann, "Why and How to Use Arbitrary Precision," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 5, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.73
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