newb: Python Floating Point

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Fri Mar 16 01:49:36 CET 2007

johnny wrote:
> When I do the following, rounding to 2 decimal places doesn't seem to
> work.  I should get 0.99 :
>>>> a =0.99
>>>> a
> 0.98999999999999999
>>>> round(a,2)
> 0.98999999999999999

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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