Electronic structure calculations in the framework of density functional theory are based on complex numerical codes which are used in a multitude of applications. Frequently, existing experimental information is used as a gauge for the reliability of such codes. However, their results depend both on the chosen exchange-correlation energy functional and on the specific numerical implementation of the Kohn-Sham equations. The only way to disentangle these two items is a direct comparison of two or more electronic structure codes. Here, we address the achievable numerical accuracy and numerical precision in the total energy computation of the two all-electron density-functional codes Wien2k and FPLO. Both codes are based on almost independent numerical implementations and largely differ in the representation of the Bloch wave function. Thus, it is a highly encouraging result that the total energy data obtained with both codes agree within less than
. We here relate the term numerical accuracy to the value of the total energy E
, while the term numerical precision is related to the numerical noise of E
as observed in total energy derivatives. We find that Wien2k achieves a slightly higher accuracy than FPLO at the price of a larger numerical effort. Further, we demonstrate that the FPLO code shows somewhat higher precision, i.e., less numerical noise in E
than Wien2k, which is useful for the evaluation of physical properties based on derivatives of E
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