[racket] 80-bit precision in Racket

From: Joe Marshall (jmarshall at alum.mit.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 15 15:35:20 EST 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Dmitry Pavlov <dpavlov at ipa.nw.ru> wrote:

> > "In hindsight, the use of quad precision appears to have been overly
> > conservative for this problem"
> Might be, and may still be, but the precision of astronomical
> observation has grown much since the time the paper was
> written, and so have the requirements to the ephemeris.

It seems to me that before you just "throw bits at it" that you might
want to estimate the error.

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