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<i>Computers should have a more accurate representation of real numbers</i><br><br>
Interesting idea - and well worth raising.<br><br>
Perhaps related (but also a little different) is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interval_arithmetic|Interval Arithmetic]. Just set your precision, do your calculations, and you end up with an upper and lower bound (for the given precision/inputs) - within which the exact value lies.
<br><br>I've played with [https://gforge.inria.fr/projects/mpfi/| a C library], and [mod://Math::MPFI| a perl extension] (that I wrote) that wraps that C library .... but only *played*.
<br><br>Cheers,<br>Rob
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