Python math is off by .000000000000045

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Feb 27 04:28:07 CET 2012


On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 16:24:14 -0800, John Ladasky wrote:

> Curiosity prompts me to ask...
> 
> Those of you who program in other languages regularly: if you visit
> comp.lang.java, for example, do people ask this question about
> floating-point arithmetic in that forum?  Or in comp.lang.perl?

Yes.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/588004/is-javascripts-math-broken

And look at the "Linked" sidebar. Obviously StackOverflow users no more 
search the internet for the solutions to their problems than do 
comp.lang.python posters.


http://compgroups.net/comp.lang.java.programmer/Floating-point-roundoff-error



-- 
Steven



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