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Enforcing WorkingPrecision in NIntegrate

I have a very complicated 2D integral that I need to calculate repeatedly, and I'm trying to speed it up a bit, since at the moment it's taking a couple of days to complete. One thing I've noticed is ...
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Set Global Maximum Precision

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I've looked around and can't figure it out: How do I set a global maximum precision for a notebook (or in general, globally)? I have a large notebook in ...
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Floor inconsistent with Less for machine-precision approximate numbers

For machine-precision numbers, Mathematica uses a tolerance for comparisons, so that 1.-$MachineEpsilon==1. However, Floor does ...
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Which operations preserve digit precision?

Imagine I had to use numbers with a 600 precision digits. Do all mathematical operations, like +,-,...