Automatic Math-Precision  

Robert P. Munafo, 1993 Apr 15.

"Automatic Math-Precision" refers to the practice of automatically choosing the precision of math to use for a given image. This decision is made before starting to generate the image.

Not all programs have this feature. Naturally, it is only necessary when more than one precision is available.

Since this method is designed to be used as a speed optimization, it should be combined with Runtime Benchmarking, particularly if a given program is selecting between integer routines and floating-point routines.

From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2017.     Mu-ency index

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