[SciPy-dev] numpy.float128 absence yield bugs

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Mon Mar 10 12:10:02 CDT 2008

dmitrey wrote:
> hi all,
> if numpy.float128 type is absent (BTW does it related to OS or something 
> else?), it yields bugs even if the type is never used (while importing 
> from a py-file). For example:

I suggest using numpy.longdouble if you are interested in cross-platform 
use of float128.  There will always be a longdouble, but on some 
platforms it is 128-bit, on others 96-bit, and on others 64-bit (i.e. 
the same as double).

-Travis O.

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