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    Re: Yet another 4-place Nat-Haversine Table project?
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2018 Dec 8, 23:27 -0800

    Dear Brad,

    Thank you for the reply.

    In the corner of my mind I have a feeling that giving as precise values as cells allow is a Good Thing™. In the other corner there is a doubt - what digits should I consider for a rounded-off operand used with the 4-orders more precise one? Should I stuff zeroes there or should it be fives? Why? There is no information beyond the rounding border, it's lost. Is it meaningful to, say, divide a number where we are certain in eight places by a number where we are certain in only four?

    Or is your suggestion valid in the formula at hands: hv(ZD)=n+(1-(n+m))·a ? With how many places should I carry the calculations then, to all eight?

    The question remains - what should I do to the 0.9998-like values? To leave them as they are or to try to recover some precision there too? How then?

    Please comment.

    Warm regards,

    Tony

    60°N 30°E

       
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