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Re: ISO C++ and Octave

From: Mumit Khan
Subject: Re: ISO C++ and Octave
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2001 21:19:04 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 1 Feb 2001, John W. Eaton wrote:

> Nope.  That looks pretty bad.  Sort of like
>   octave:6> sin (pi)
>   ans =  1.2246e-16
> (would it really hurt to make this a special case?).

I must confess that I don't have a opinion either way that I
can back up. On one hand, we certainly can't expect exact
precision from finite precision numerics, but on the other
hand, users of software such as Octave may have come to expect
certain "nice-ness". Don't know ...


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