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Re: Adding really big numbers

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Mar 13, 2013 at 21:34 UTC ( #1023300=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Adding really big numbers

If you only need about 15 digits of precision, you don't need to do anything special. Perl's built in arithmetic will read the numbers as double-precision floats and add them that way, which gives about 15 digits of precision.

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[Discipulus]: if i had to go to psycho i need to ask why i always end with over complex datastructure: now i have an HoHoAoH in my object
[Discipulus]: i will need to handle by reference later on
[Eily]: kinda sounds like father Christmas is late
[hippo]: (asking because I'm sure you said before about learning English) Did you know there are 2 different words for smaller quantities in English? They are "less" and "fewer". Fewer applies to a number of discrete things like days.
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[hippo]: So if you don't drink as much milk and not as often you are said to drink less milk on fewer days. Confusing, eh?
[Eily]: same as many/much, few/little

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