[Maxima] strange behaviour with simple decimals
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Thu Apr 12 16:08:29 CDT 2007
You are, of course, free to agree with the IBM proposed decimal standard.
However, it would be a mistake to think that using it would remove all
artifacts that you find objectionable.
Henning Siebel wrote:
>>"binary floating-point arithmetic should not be used for financial,
>>commercial, and user-centric applications"
>Yes! Actually I don't want to care about binary floating point arithmetic and I
>don't want to be forced to do when using an symbolic computing software.
>What does the symbol '1.4' mean?
>It depends. True.
>Now it's clear (as I have recalled it) -- but it's not satisfying: I'm (and most
>people in my culture) thinking "base-10" and would wish a software not standing
>in my way...
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