Math errors in python

Richard Townsend nospam at here.com
Sun Sep 19 10:16:13 CEST 2004


On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 08:00:03 GMT, Chris S. wrote:

> 
> Sqrt is a fair criticism, but Pi equals 22/7, exactly the form this 
> arithmetic is meant for. Any decimal can be represented by a fraction, 
> yet not all fractions can be represented by decimals. My point is that 
> such simple accuracy should be supported out of the box.
> 

Do you really think Pi equals 22/7 ?

>>> import math
>>> print math.pi
3.14159265359
>>> print 22.0/7.0
3.14285714286

What do you get on your $20 calculator ?

-- 
Richard



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