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## Topic: unbounded precision

topics > computer science > Group: data

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boolean values, binary numbers, and bit strings
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computational geometry
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FOCUS number system
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infinity and infinitesimal
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integer values and operations
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kinds of numbers
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numerical error
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real numbers and floating point numbers
Subtopic: unbounded integers

 Quote: if a count reaches its limit, reduce by half, increment an overflow count in a hashed table, and set a flag; reverse for decrementing [»lampBW10_1983] Quote: ASDL defines 3 primitive types: signed integers of infinite precision, identifiers, and strings [»wangDS10_1997] Quote: a humber is a variable-precision number [»nelsTH1_1988]

Subtopic: extended precision

 Quote: SANE supports extended precision, NaNs, Infinities, unordered comparisons, rounding, and floating point exceptions; no signaling NaNs

Subtopic: geometric operations

 Quote: CORE geometric library offers guaranteed accuracy; up to 150 times slower than machine accuracy [»karaV6_1999] Quote: arbitrary precision implementations of 2D and 3D geometric orientation and incircle tests [»shewJR5_1996]

Subtopic: implementation

 Quote: fast arbitrary-precision addition and multiplication up to a thousand bits; uses floating point numbers; adaptive Quote: represent arbitrary precision floating point numbers with multiple, non-overlapping terms; e.g., 1100 - 10.1 [»shewJR5_1996] Quote: gives a fast O(n^2) algorithm for division of multi-precision floating-point numbers; as fast as multiplication; accuracy to machine epsilon [»ozawK3_1991]

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