[ntp:questions] Help appreciated
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu May 14 01:15:11 UTC 2009
David Woolley wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> Precision is the smallest possible difference between two successive
>> readings of the clock. It has nothing to do with accuracy. Precision
> The only reason it is reported is that it does affect accuracy. It is
> one of the components that go to make root dispersion which in turn is
> used to estimate the error band on a time measurement.
> However, the internal clock can be more accurate than the precision. The
> problem is that you cannot access that accuracy using only a single sample.
I'd say that precision tells you where time ends and imagination begins!
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