28/48 Accuracy

09152022, 10:10 PM
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28/48 Accuracy
Hi all.
With the RPL era, what was the internal calculation accuracy? Thank you. 

09162022, 11:31 AM
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RE: 28/48 Accuracy
Hello,
this exhaustive "quick reference" here: https://www.thimet.de/CalcCollection/Cal...erence.pdf gives a figure of 56bits for the mantissa (12 decimal places) and an exponent range of +/499. Regards Max 

09162022, 12:16 PM
(This post was last modified: 09162022 12:17 PM by JF Garnier.)
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RE: 28/48 Accuracy
(09162022 11:31 AM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote: this exhaustive "quick reference" here: https://www.thimet.de/CalcCollection/Cal...erence.pdf gives a figure of 56bits for the mantissa (12 decimal places) and an exponent range of +/499. This is obviously wrong, 12 decimal places are using 12*4=48 bits. (09152022 10:10 PM)Matt Agajanian Wrote: With the RPL era, what was the internal calculation accuracy?User numeric results have 12 digits, whereas internal calculations are done on 15 digits, for all Saturnbased machines, whatever RPL, RPN, Algebraic or BASIC. And whatever based on System RPL or pure assembly language firmware. The math core is basically unchanged since the HP71B. JF 

09162022, 03:52 PM
(This post was last modified: 09162022 04:04 PM by John Keith.)
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RE: 28/48 Accuracy
(09162022 12:16 PM)JF Garnier Wrote: User numeric results have 12 digits, whereas internal calculations are done on 15 digits, for all Saturnbased machines, whatever RPL, RPN, Algebraic or BASIC. And whatever based on System RPL or pure assembly language firmware. The math core is basically unchanged since the HP71B. This also applies to Home mode on the Prime, which almost always returns identical results to the Saturn calculators because the algorithms used are based on those from the Saturn era. The Prime CAS uses binary numbers, not BCD and often returns slightly different results in the least significant digit(s). Quote:This is obviously wrong, 12 decimal places are using 12*4=48 bits. IIRC, the least significant 48 bits are the mantissa, bits 4851 are the mantissa sign (with some other data?) and the most significant 12 bits are the signed exponent (500..499). Something like this: e e esm m m m m m m m m m m m 

09162022, 04:20 PM
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RE: 28/48 Accuracy
(09162022 03:52 PM)John Keith Wrote: IIRC, the least significant 48 bits are the mantissa, bits 4851 are the mantissa sign (with some other data?) and the most significant 12 bits are the signed exponent (500..499). No, it's 012 3456789ABCDE F XXX MMMMMMMMMMMM S Cheers, Werner 

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