Square Root: Digit by Digit Algorithm

11252022, 09:30 AM
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RE: Square Root: Digit by Digit Algorithm
(11252022 07:51 AM)Thomas Klemm Wrote: What exactly do you have in mind apart from unlimited integers in Python and real and complex floatingpoint arithmetic with arbitrary precision in mpmath. Arbitrary precistion, but still limited, though there may not be a specific limit set by the language implementation. (I haven't actually looked at how the implementation defines the length, but if there's a fixedlength field that specifies the length of the variablelength number, then there is an implementation limit, though it might be bigger than the amount of DRAM in existence.) Egbert said "in current computers numbers can be expressed only to a limited number of digits", implying the possibility of computers in some other era (as opposed to "current") that can express numbers to an unlimited number of digits. I can't even begin to imagine how that could be done. 

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