Re: [LEAPSECS] Precision vs. resolution

From: Markus Kuhn <>
Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2006 17:12:50 +0100

John Cowan wrote on 2006-05-24 14:25 UTC:
> Can someone lay out for me exactly what the difference is between
> clock precision and clock resolution? I've read the NTP FAQ and
> several other pages but am more confused than ever.

I do not think there exists a single universally recognized formal
international standard that defines the exact meaning of these terms. I
have seen many slightly contradicting definitions of these terms used by
different authors. Therefore, whenever you use terms, best attach a
brief definition yourself to clarify what exactly you mean.


Markus Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge || CB3 0FD, Great Britain
Received on Sat Jun 03 2006 - 09:13:09 PDT

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