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RE: [Axiom-developer] Exact Number Domain

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Exact Number Domain
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 09:43:36 -0400


It is well known that in general real numbers do not have
any exact representation that "terminates" in this sense.
But not everything we do in a computer must be represented
in this way. For example in Axiom we can easily manipultate
series, continuing fractions, and other sorts of "stream-like"
object that are (potentially) infinite in size but which have
finite descriptions.


Bill Page.

On Thursday, September 21, 2006 9:14 AM Tim Daly wrote:
> Here's a proposal
> Is is possible to create a domain which stores numbers so 
> they always have an exact representation that terminates?
> ...

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