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From "Mark R. Diggory" <mdigg...@latte.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: [math] Priorities, help needed
Date Fri, 23 May 2003 13:38:54 GMT


Brent Worden wrote:
> The exp(log()) technique is almost always more numerically accurate because
> log() significantly reduces the magnitude of large numbers.  Thus, reducing
> the chance of significant digit loss when adding.  Also, since the log()
> values are smaller there is less chance of numerical overflow with large
> data sets.
> 

Very well put. -Mark


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