is PythonsyntaxinCAS less accurate than PPL?

10012018, 05:47 AM
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RE: is PythonsyntaxinCAS less accurate than PPL?
Hello,
CAS uses 56 bit floating point numbers (64 bits with 8 bits being taken over for some other information). Thus leading to a somewhat low precision (the idea being that if you want precision, you can use integers)... PPL uses 64 bits BCD reals with 12 digits of mantissa. So, PPL will always have higher precision on floating points than the CAS... Python or otherwise. Cyrille Although I work for the HP calculator group, the views and opinions I post here are my own. I do not speak for HP. 

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