The beauty of a 34 digit precision....printed?

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mcc
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The beauty of a 34 digit precision....printed?

Post by mcc » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:53 pm

Hi,

the newest firmware offers the possibility to print graphics and text to a file on the flash.
I like this feature since I was born after the golden age of the HP-century...and don't own
a thermal printer...

Is there a way to print the whole beauty of all decimal places of a calculation result into
such a file?

a result like

0.61803398875

does not give a single muggle out there the slightest chance to glimpse only
the tiniest ray of enlightenment of the holy precision of THE most accurate
calculator out there: THE DMA42...
(drum roll, fanfare!)

[Insert a big big smiley here]

(words choosen meant humorous only, but the intention is for real...)

Hopefully my crude English makes any sense...

Cheers!
Meino
DM 42 - SN: 00373, Firmware v.:3.11. / 3.11. as compiled by SwissMicros

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Walter
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Re: The beauty of a 34 digit precision....printed?

Post by Walter » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:01 pm

Don't you ever confuse accuracy and precision!!
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Thomas Okken
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Re: The beauty of a 34 digit precision....printed?

Post by Thomas Okken » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:44 pm

The FWIW program displays numbers in full precision. See here: http://thomasokken.com/free42/42progs/

It may not be included in the calculator out of the box, or at least it isn't in mine.

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