# [MATRIX-SIG] integer division -- what a concept!

**Geoffrey M. Furnish
**
furnish@xdiv.lanl.gov

*Fri, 16 Jan 1998 21:00:37 GMT*

Carlos Maltzahn writes:
> I disagree:
>
> Assuming n is an integer matrix. If you expect float results from matrix
> operations you should have the matrices typed as float in the first
> place. This would ensure that all operations result in floats.
Despite my prior post, I also agree with this. What hapened in my
case was that oe of the source terms to my algorithm /happeed/ to be
integer. That is to say, it came from some other facility which
returned data that it computed who kows how, and returned. Python
stuffed it into a variable, which it decided should be an int, and
then I used it downstream assuming it would be a float, but it
wasn't.
I suppose what bit me was really dynamic typing. Hmph.
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