Our library provides users with a simple and natural numerical API to support the following concepts of accuracy:
* LEVEL I: Machine Accuracy. This can be identified with the IEEE standard.
* LEVEL II: Arbitrary Accuracy. If you specify 200 bits of accuracy (in relative or absolute terms), this guarantees that you will not experience overflow or underflow until you exceed 200 bits. This is similar to what any computer algebra system (say, Maple) gives you.
* LEVEL III: Guaranteed Accuracy. This is the novel part: thus, you can specify 1 relative bit or 10 absolute bits of accuracy at this level. Note that 1 relative bit ensures that you get exact signs of real numbers, the critical idea in Exact Geometric Computation.
* LEVEL IV: Mixed Accuracy. This localizes the the previous accuracy levels to individual variables, for better control of accuracy and efficiency.