problem with the 'math' module in 2.5?
Jorgen Grahn
grahn+nntp at snipabacken.dyndns.org
Sun Oct 15 05:36:35 EDT 2006
On Sun, 15 Oct 2006 00:18:29 -0400, Carsten Haese <carsten at uniqsys.com> wrote:
...
> You're not getting *exactly* zero because you're not passing in *exactly* pi
> but a close approximation of pi.
That, plus the fact that floating-point math never is (in some sense)
precise. I am surprised noone brought up this one:
>>> .2
0.20000000000000001
The original poster should read more on the subject. The Wikipedia article
seems like a good place to start:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating-point
/Jorgen
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