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RE: st: more than double precision (higher than 16 digit)

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   RE: st: more than double precision (higher than 16 digit)
Date   Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:58:04 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Mon, 29/11/10, Nicola Man wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I really was interested in
> knowing if numbers can be stored with higher precision than
> double.

Integers can be stored exactly, which is more precise then
double, as long as the numbers remain between -2,147,483,647 
and 2,147,483,620 if you store it as -long-. For numbers 
larger than that there is no alternative to -double-.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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