[Melbourne-pm] Looking for a (cheap) machine that provides 113-bit precision long double
mathew.blair.robertson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 15:45:23 PST 2016
Are you simply trying to get more precision? or better performance with a
bit more precision?
You could try Math::BigInt, Math::BigFloat, Math::BigRat
Or use GMP ( http://gmplib.org/ )... aka: , Math::GMP, Math::GMPz, etc.
On 22 February 2016 at 10:29, Toby Corkindale <
toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au> wrote:
> On Saturday, 20 February 2016 2:04:28 AM AEDT, sisyphus1 at optusnet.com.au
>> Hi guys,
>> A recent bug report from Debian package managers (see
>> ultimately alerted me to the fact that they are providing packages for a
>> number of architectures that offer the 113-bit precision long doubles.
>> Those architectures include alpha, arm64, mips64el and s390x.
>> They weren't actually providing any -Duselongdouble builds of perl for
>> those machines - which strikes me as being rather boringly unadventurous.
>> Does anyone here happen to know if it's at all likely that I'd be able to
>> purchase, second hand (and at a reasonable price), such a machine somewhere
>> in Melbourne ?
>> If so, where ?
>> Or are these machines likely to be expensive ? (This is a whim that
>> doesn't justify the spending of big money.)
>> My ebay/gumtree/google-fu went missing tonight - all I can find is offers
>> for iPads, Dell computers, or Acer laptops (mostly new).
>> Even a link that puts me in the right ballpark would suffice - assuming
>> that such a ballpark exists.
>> Thoughts welcome !!
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