Syntax across languages
gene.tani at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 18:36:17 CEST 2005
APL, i haven't thought about that in 15 years. I think it was (quad)CT
for comparison tolerance, at least in IBM APL.
Alex Martelli wrote:
> Tom Anderson <twic at urchin.earth.li> wrote:
> > What would approximate FP equality even mean? How approximate?
> In APL, it meant "to within [a certain quad-global whose name I don't
> recall] in terms of relative distance", i.e., if I recall correctly,
> "a=b" meant something like "abs(a-b)/(abs(a)+abs(b)) < quadEpsilon" or
> thereabouts. Not too different from Numeric.allclose, except the latter
> is "richer" (it takes both absolute and relative "epsilons", and also
> implies an "and-reduce" if the objects being compared are arrays).
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