[Rd] Truncation error on simply mean & sum function (PR#12515)
tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Aug 8 18:41:37 CEST 2008
Not a bug. None of these numbers are exactly representable in binary, so
you can't expect accuracy of better than machine epsilon.
Please don't report things that aren't bugs to r-bugs.
On Fri, 8 Aug 2008, samaya6501 at yahoo.com.tw wrote:
> Full_Name: Tom Wang
> Version: 2.6.2
> OS: Linux, Windows
> Submission from: (NULL) (184.108.40.206)
> I've found an instance:
>> a <- c(0.187,-0.019,0.074,-0.06,0.221,-0.079,0.12,0.079,-0.281,-0.242)
>  -2.428613e-17
> The actual sum is 0 but it reports the wrong answer.
> Maybe it is due to the computer truncation error.
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Thomas Lumley Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
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