[Numpy-discussion] float128 in fact float80

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Mon Oct 17 07:59:52 CDT 2011


On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:20 AM, Dag Sverre Seljebotn <
d.s.seljebotn@astro.uio.no> wrote:

> On 10/17/2011 03:22 AM, Charles R Harris wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com
> > <mailto:njs@pobox.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     The solution is just to call it 'longdouble', which clearly
> >     communicates 'this does some quirky thing that depends on your C
> >     compiler and architecture'.
> >
> >
> > Well, I don't know. If someone is unfamiliar with floats I would expect
> > they would post a complaint about bugs if a file of longdouble type
> > written on a 32 bit system couldn't be read on a 64 bit system. It might
> > be better to somehow combine both the ieee type and the storage
> alignment.
>
> np.float80_96
> np.float80_128
>

Heh, my thoughts too.

Chuck
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