[Oberon] real math

Hans Klaver hklaver at dds.nl
Mon Nov 10 13:51:09 CET 2014

>> "Floating-point numbers are only an approximation to the real numbers of
>> mathematics. As a consequence, computations involving floating-point values
>> are inexact because each operation may be subject to truncation. The
>> resulting problems have been investigated in detail, and are treated in
>> every text on numerical mathematics."
> more to floating point arithmetic can be found in Vol. 2, Chapter 4.2 of 
> Donald Knuth's "The Art of Computer Programming".

Maybe for starters you should consult this website:

In case you do not know: Blackbox Component Builder has an excellent module "Integers" (in the System directory) for arbitrary precision integer arithmetic. See here: http://blackboxframework.org


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