How about adding rational fraction to Python?

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 07:25:36 CET 2008


On Feb 17, 1:45 pm, Lie <Lie.1... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Any iteration with repeated divisions and additions can thus run the
> > denominators up.  This sort of calculation is pretty common (examples:
> > compound interest, numerical integration).
>
> Wrong. Addition and subtraction would only grow the denominator up to
> a certain limit

I said repeated additions and divisions.

Anyways, addition and subtraction can increase the denominator a lot
if for some reason you are inputing numbers with many different
denominators.


Carl Banks



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