[Openmcl-devel] Floating point precision

Sudhir Shenoy sshenoy at gol.com
Sat Jan 17 13:18:53 UTC 2009


Sorry if this is slightly off topic but is there any way (CL standard  
or CCL specific) to make all floating point computations in double  
precision? I.e., to ensure that (sqrt 1/3) will return the same value  
as (sqrt 1/3.0d0) by default (without having to do (sqrt (coerce 1/3  
'double-float))?

I have tried web searches and can't find an answer to this question so  
I suspect that there is no standard way but would be grateful if  
someone can point me to even a CCL-specific method.

Thanks
Sudhir




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