Rounding a number to nearest even

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Tue Apr 15 11:47:27 CEST 2008

Chris <cwitts at> wrote:

> even is closer to even.75 than even+1.25.  Why should it be rounded
> up ?

Because the OP wants to round values to the nearest integer. Only values of 
the form 'x.5' which have two nearest values use 'nearest even' to 
disambiguate the result.


That's the way I was taught to round numbers when at primary school.

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