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Topic: Re: [mg4362] Re: c code generation
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Re: [mg4362] Re: c code generation
Posted: Jul 19, 1996 2:49 AM
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It must be said that you can not use a floating-point implementation in
C to verify Mathematica's exact arithmetic, unless you implement a
library in C, which enables you to overload all operations in rational
arithmetic (I do not mention symbolic computations).

You can try to use floating-point numbers in Mathematica to verify an
algorithm in C, but then again, I must admit that is very unclear and
at least not transparant to the user, when Mathematica sends its
floating-point numbers directly to the hardware (like single or double
floating-point numbers in C), or handles them in software.

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