[Maxima] Floating point problems
toy.raymond at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 14:44:06 CST 2012
On 1/29/12 11:50 AM, Andrew Davis wrote:
> I understand all that it is not exact
> > At first I thought it was just rounding error on display
> but why is it not held in memory symbolically so that it can be
> factored and manipulated correctly.
Because you told maxima you wanted a floating-point number by writing
8.14. And it is being manipulated correctly (barring bugs) according to
floating-point arithmetic rules.
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