String representations of numeric values
seaman at noao.edu
Thu Apr 20 15:36:38 PDT 2006
On Apr 20, 2006, at 2:37 PM, Ed Shaya wrote:
> Although I would prefer to use hh mm ss.ssssssss since quad
> precision is way overkill.
Obviously not overkill if your mission requires this level of
precision. Sexigesimal notation is one simple and familiar way to
implement a hierarchical coordinate mapping scheme to partition the
high order and low order bits (or bytes or words or strings) for
easier handling. One size rarely fits all.
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