Any computer having hardware at 32-bit can perform arithmetic operations with 15 significant digits, at the most. The only way to overcome this finite fixed precision is to adopt special software that extends the accuracy of the native arithmetic
This preliminary version of Xnumbers for OOo Calc contains over 30 functions to assist In the processing of extended precision numbers.
Here is an example of one of the functions – xmult
Here, we calculate the sin, cos, and tan of an angle to 150 places…
Ultimately, Xnumbers for Calc will have 300+ functions. The existing functionality is a Solid foundation upon which the remaining functions can be developed.
The original XNumbers add-in was developed for Excel by Leonardo Volpi and the Foxes team.