Python math is off by .000000000000045

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Feb 22 19:24:37 CET 2012


On 22/02/2012 18:13, Alec Taylor wrote:
> Simple mathematical problem, + and - only:
>
>>>> 1800.00-1041.00-555.74+530.74-794.95
> -60.950000000000045
>
> That's wrong.
>
> Proof
> http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1800.00-1041.00-555.74%2B530.74-794.95
> -60.95 aka (-(1219/20))
>
> Is there a reason Python math is only approximated? - Or is this a bug?
>
> Thanks for all info,
>
> Alec Taylor

Please google for floating point numbers.

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Cheers.

Mark Lawrence.




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