[racket] 80-bit precision in Racket

From: Dmitry Pavlov (dpavlov at ipa.nw.ru)
Date: Wed Nov 14 08:00:37 EST 2012


> Is it conceivable that you need multiple-precision fixed-point?

If would be OK in terms of numerical accuracy, but
I feel that it would not be good in terms of performance.

See the description for Neil Toronto's interface to MPFR:

"Bigfloat functions can be hundreds to thousands of times slower than
flonum functions."

Best regards,


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