[BangPypers] why is round() not working?

Senthil Kumaran orsenthil at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 08:59:50 CET 2010

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:58:03PM +0530, Asokan Pichai wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:
> >>>> round(2.1667000000000001,3)
> > 2.1669999999999998
> >>> print "%5.3f" %(round(2.16670000001, 3))
> 2.167

And if you want a safer way to deal with floating point numbers and to
kind of behavior we understand while doing it with paper and pencil,
use the Decimal module.


It behaves well with normal ints, floats and is supported for all
standard operations which are applicable for ints and floats.

Decimal module was aimed towards the use-cases which deal with finance
and astronomy/ scientific computing where decimal number behavior
needs to be consistent and should not be system dependent.

Q:	What lies on the bottom of the ocean and twitches?
A:	A nervous wreck.

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