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Specifying the number of bits instead of number of digits

Joe 10 months ago updated by Pavel Holoborodko 10 months ago 1

Is it possible to specify the number of bits used to represent numbers, rather than the number of decimal digits?

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Not directly, but you can convert required number of bits to decimal digits using simple formula: 

>> d = floor(bits*log10(2));  % precision in decimal digits
>> mp.Digits(d)
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Not directly, but you can convert required number of bits to decimal digits using simple formula: 

>> d = floor(bits*log10(2));  % precision in decimal digits
>> mp.Digits(d)