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Re: Adding really big numbers

by salva (Monsignor)
on Feb 23, 2013 at 09:33 UTC ( #1020291=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Adding really big numbers

If you need to do that application wide, you can compile a custom perl that uses long doubles to represent floating point numbers.

x86 long doubles have 80 bits and a resolution of 18 digits. Other architectures as SPARC use 128 bits for long doubles.

Otherwise, you can use Math::LongDouble or Math::MPFR


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