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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject Re: [math] Priorities, help needed
Date Wed, 21 May 2003 22:53:50 GMT
Phil Steitz wrote:

>Yes.  The computation is easy.  The question is is it a)
>more efficient and/or b) more accurate.  That is what we
>need to find out. 

Details I've seen thus far describe it as more efficient to use the log 
approach. I think your points about accuracy and rounding are strong as 

It really depends on the java.lang.Math approach to log() and exp(). 
Both these methods deligate to a native C implimentations deep in JVM.

Just some links through Google


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