Numbers in python

Sybren Stuvel sybrenUSE at YOURthirdtower.com.imagination
Fri Mar 10 16:11:37 CET 2006


brainy_muppet at hotmail.com enlightened us with:
> if I put 'THE' = float(0.965) it returns 0.96555555549 or something
> similar.

That's for the same reasons as you can't write 1/3rd in decimal
notation. Computers can't write 1/10th in binary notation.

Sybren
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