Day: June 26, 2015

Iceberg

Floating in numbers

Posted on 26 June 2015 by Thomas Green

Just like an iceberg, floating point numbers can have hidden danger lurking just under the surface. A recent email through a mailing list reminded me about the subtlties of handling floating point numbers. Floating point numbers are represented by mantissa*(base**exponent), see floating point numbers. There are many occassions where programmers may forget that floating point
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