__EDUCATION:__ B.Sc. (Chemistry) from Université de Montréal in 1957

__AGE:__ You will not need a Ph.D. in Maths to figure out that I am not a youngster anymore.

__LANGUAGES:__ French, English

__MARITAL STATUS:__ Still happily married to the same enduring woman since July 4, 1959, four children, ten grandchildren the oldest being already 28 years old.

__OCCUPATION:__ Enjoying every day of my deserved retirement after 30 years of enjoyable service with the same company.

__1st COMPUTER PROGRAM:__ Written in FORTRAN in 1968 to be saved on, and loaded from, punched tape for use on a time share terminal.

__1st COMPUTER:__ TRS-80 purchased in a garage sale in 1985 and equipped with 64K expansion interface, four single-sided floppy drives, a slotted table, and a TTX printer with its stand. Price: $500. Imagine what you can get today for the same price in 1985 dollars!

__MAIN HOBBY:__ Assembly programming, primarily that which requires math skills.

__OTHER INTERESTS:__ Occasional golf, 10-pin bowling, tennis, curling (one month per year), wood working.

**ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HIGH PRECISION COMPUTATION?**

**Do YOU want to learn how to use FPU instructions?**

**But NOT interested in learning how to use FPU instructions?**

**After you gain some experience with the FPU, you may eventually want to start using**

**That section gives a very brief introduction to the subject of complex numbers. Some knowledge of geometry and trigonometry is preferable to fully understand that subject.**

**A library of functions related to complex numbers is made available for download to get you started. The package contains the library, the source code of each module, a Help file, and a test dialog box to show the result of each function based on user input.**

**Occasionally, you may need to perform computations with slightly more precision than with only integers, but without using the FPU. You may then want to consider**

**You may also want to play with large numbers which would exceed the range and/or accuracy of computations with the usual CPU or FPU registers (such as computing the square root of a number with an accuracy of 1000 decimal places). You may then consider the use of:**

**Any suggestion or comment is welcome.**

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