How to preserve accuracy dealing with very large numbers?

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>I need to operate with very large numbers (e.g. 1.2345678E +280).

>Obviously, VB cannot "squeeze" a number like that into 8 bytes of a double

>type,

>and it rounds it up. Is there any way to preserve accuracy and have the

>number available for simple arythmetic operations?

There are several large-integer libraries available for C++, but I don't

know of any available for VB. You could check one of those libraries

like FreeLIP to see the techniques they use. The algorithms for large

integer math are also discussed in Knuth's book, The Art of Computer

Programming Volume 2: Seminumerical Algorithms.

If anyone knows of any large integer packages for VB, please let me

know because I'm in the same boat. If not, I guess you could wait until

I have time to produce one myself...

Michael