# Precision vs. resolution

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 10:25:44 -0400

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 understand the distinction between precision and accuracy:
3.1429493 is \pi precise to 8 significant digits, but accurate
only to 3.)

Thanks.

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Received on Wed May 24 2006 - 08:38:13 PDT

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