[R] SAS or R software
MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Sun Dec 19 06:44:56 CET 2004
On Sat, 2004-12-18 at 20:54 -0600, Shawn Way wrote:
> I've seen multiple comments about MS Excel's precision and accuracy.
> Can you please point me in the right direction in locating information
> about these?
> Thank you very much,
There was an exchange on this last year and I posted some links to
articles and web sites that have further information. The post in
In that same thread, issues were also raised regarding the rounding of
numbers and Excel's implementation of the IEEE 754 standard. There was a
comparison between Excel, Gnumeric and OO.org's Calc with respect to
this issue and I posted some results of that comparison here:
The above post provided some further insight into why Excel and
unfortunately, Calc, behave the way that they do with numbers "close to
zero". As far as I know, the same behavior is still in place today with
the current versions of each application.
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