[Python-Dev] float formatting

Dennis Allison allison at shasta.stanford.edu
Sun Apr 26 21:29:38 CEST 2009

Floating point printing is tricky, as I am sure you know.  You might
want to refrefresh your understanding by consulting the literture--I
know I would.  For example, you might want to look at 


Guy Steele's paper:
Guy L. Steele , Jon L. White, How to print floating-point numbers accurately, ACM SIGPLAN Notices, v.39 n.4, April 2004 

is a classic and worthy of a read.

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