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```
(setf *float-format* "%.1000g")
(print pi)
; returns 3.141592653589790007373494518105871975421905517578125
```

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105...

so the value returned by Nyquist is

*only*accurate to 14 decimal places.

3.14159265358979

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```
(setf *float-format* "%.1000g")
(print (- pi 3.14159265358979))
; returns 0
```

01000000010010010000111111011011

The binary representation of 3.14159265 is

01000000010010010000111111011011

Note that these two binary numbers are identical. So in this particular case, digits beyond 8 decimal places are irrelevant.