C Floating point arithmetic

Mark Hinds zoro at fluke.UUCP
Sat Dec 7 11:45:32 AEST 1985

In article <4614 at alice.UUCP> ark at alice.UucP (Andrew Koenig) writes:

>No -- on most machines, single-precision does not offer enough significance
>for serious number-crunching, so people tend to use double-precision
>anyway if they care about the results.

	NO NO!!!! This is NOT true. Singles may be used in
	many places with little or no loss in accuracy and
	a great reduction in computing time.

	What are you calling serious number crunching and what
	are most machines???

	Mark Hinds
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