2.6.1 - simple division

Mohammad Tayseer m_tayseer82 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 9 17:27:40 CET 2009


>>> j = .8
>>> j
0.80000000000000004

Python follows the IEEE-754 standard, which doesn't represent the numbers exactly. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_754
 Mohammad Tayseer
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Subject: 2.6.1 - simple division

>>> 4 / 5.0
0.800000000000000004
>>> 0.8 * 5
4.0

python 2.6.1 on mac. What the hell is going on here?
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