[libre-riscv-dev] [Bug 208] implement CORDIC in a general way sufficient to do transcendentals

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Wed Apr 15 20:16:26 BST 2020


--- Comment #8 from Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> ---


on other thing.

i don't really trust the standard c-library atan to be accurate enough.
i think we should use python bigfloat, here.  it can produce arbitrary
precision floating-point.

that way we can ensure that for FP64 CORDIC (64-bit sin/cos), by using
128-bit (or greater) atan2 tables, we get the full accuracy needed to
get the right answers for IEEE754 sin/cos FP64.

if we try to use the "standard" math atan2 library i guarantee we will
fail to get sufficient accuracy at the limits of the range.

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