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Re: infinities reformulated



 | Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 09:42:21 -0700 (PDT)
 | From: bear <bear@xxxxxxxxx>
 | 
 | For heavy math work, I want to be able to specify the precision
 | used, in one of several ways; For example, by saying
 | 
 | (with-inexact-precision 128
 |   ...
 |   (sqrt 2)
 |   ...)
 | 
 | or
 | 
 |   (sqrt 2 :precision 128)
 | 
 | or (without keywords)
 | 
 |   (sqrt 2 128)
 | 
 | or something.

Can you give an example of a calculation where you expect that
choosing a reduced precision will reap a large benefit?