[Maxima] strange behaviour with simple decimals
belanger at truman.edu
Wed Apr 11 12:33:17 CDT 2007
"Richard Fateman" <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> writes:
> Examples can be concocted by
> computing a number that is not representable in decimal float, like 1/3.
Oh; yes, of course.
> A very thorough and amusing article concerning arithmetic, computer and
> calculator, is
> Kahan's Mathematics Written in Sand
Thanks for the link; I'm downloading it now.
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