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*To*: Aubrey Jaffer <agj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>*Subject*: Re: infinities reformulated*From*: Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@xxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 08:23:36 -0700*Cc*: mathematica@xxxxxxxxx, alexshinn@xxxxxxxxx, srfi-70@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*Delivered-to*: srfi-70@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*In-reply-to*: <20050531234805.0EC7F1B77B4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Aubrey Jaffer's message of "Tue, 31 May 2005 19:48:05 -0400 (EDT)")*References*: <20050531071658.EC10C1167@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20050531234805.0EC7F1B77B4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>*User-agent*: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Aubrey Jaffer <agj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > So in a Scheme implementation which has "arbitrarily big" precision, > how many digits is (sqrt 2)? How many digits is (sin 7/5)? There is no function "precision-of", so there is no need for an answer. Arbitrarily big precision arithmetic (generally) works pretty well; you carry around symbolic representations and operate on them.

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