[Python-Dev] Cross-platform math functions?
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Tue Sep 5 11:17:25 CEST 2006
Nick Maclaren wrote:
> The word "better" is emotive and inaccurate. Such calculations are
> numerically meaningless, and merely encourage the confusion between
> consistency and correctness. There is a strong sense in which giving
> random results between -1 and 1 would be better.
I did, of course, mean more consistent (and yes, random consistent
results would be "better" by this definition and indeed I would prefer
that over inconsistent but more accurate results ;-)
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