newbie floating point question

Gerson Kurz gerson.kurz at t-online.de
Thu Feb 21 20:04:09 CET 2002


On Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:47:20 GMT, Alex <alexhelder at R191.net> wrote:

>Why does this happen ?
>
>>>> .2
>0.20000000000000001
>
>Is this the correct behavior for the Python 2.2 interpreter ? (version info
>is printed below )
>
Yes. For a very good explanation see

http://www.python.org/doc/current/tut/node14.html

It also explains the difference between str(float) and repr(float),
which I found out the hard way ;)




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