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Sat Jan 5 20:57:32 CET 2013
On Jan 5, 2013, at 20:30 , Rolf Turner wrote:
> On 01/06/2013 07:42 AM, David Arnold wrote:
>> Can someone explain this:
>>  0.33333333333333331483
>> Why the 1483 at the end?
> There are 10 sorts of people; those who understand binary
> arithmetic and those who don't. See also FAQ 7.31.
Actually, it seems there are 11 sorts; those who understand binary, those who understand floating point binary, and those who do neither. The first 0.010101010101010101... of these would seem to the the issue here.
(Or 1.0101010101...e-10 if you want to split hairs.)
Peter Dalgaard, Professor,
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