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Re: Is this a numerical problem?

From: Jaroslav Hajek
Subject: Re: Is this a numerical problem?
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:43:09 +0200

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Lukas Reichlin
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Jaroslav
> Thanks for your quick reply. # a < -4 is meant as a comment about what I've 
> learned at elementary school ;-) -4.0000...001 is smaller than -4 while 
> -3.99999… is greater than -4.

Okay, you've been taught well :) So, if a number is displayed as
-4.00000000000000, does it in reality look like -4.0000...001 or

RNDr. Jaroslav Hajek, PhD
computing expert & GNU Octave developer
Aeronautical Research and Test Institute (VZLU)
Prague, Czech Republic

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