[R] rational or float?
f.calboli at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Aug 8 18:18:51 CEST 2007
I am using the function fractions() and cognates from MASS. I would
like to be able to tell if some calculations I am doing on some
rationals are transformed into floats and then retransformed into
For instance I suspect that
as.fractions(1/8) + as.fractions(1/4)
does transform into floats and back, while I know
1/as.fractions(8) + 1/as.fractions(4)
does not. Since I am using sum() and doing a number of
multiplications I would like to know so I can intervene.
For instance, what's happening here?
[1,] 1 1
[2,] 4 4
 1/4 1/4
Federico C. F. Calboli
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Imperial College, St. Mary's Campus
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