[Python-ideas] Floating point "closeness" Proposal Outline

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 20 18:32:04 CET 2015

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 8:10 PM, Neil Girdhar <mistersheik at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you decide to make a PEP, please list the other algorithms you found
> and their definitions.

sure -- care to contribute ;-)

>  Personally, I'm for being consistent with numpy and defining math.isclose
> similar to numpy.isclose for consistency alone.

This is a good question for the larger, non-numpy group. I'm personally a
heavy numpy user, and don't see any reason to be consistent -- and I (and
others on this list) have some real issues with the numpy approach. But we
shouldn't call it isclose() if it's not the same algorithm...


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