Kaveh R. Ghazi

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Most nowadays floating-point computations are done in double precision, i.e., with a significand (or mantissa, see the “Glossary” sidebar) of 53 bits. However, some applications require more precision: double-extended (64 bits or more), quadruple precision (113 bits) or even more. In an article published in The Astronomical Journal in 2001, Toshio Fukushima(More)
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