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Re: Possreps and numeric types

From: Gene Wirchenko <genew_at_ocis.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 20:03:57 -0700
Message-ID: <b1bm035ih2tc11fjisnk04ep6a7cecc2pv@4ax.com>


Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote:

[snip]

>I admit I used epsilon somewhat sloppily and not necessarily with the
>exact meaning used when discussing a particular floating-point
>implementation. I used it to mean the distance to the representable
>predecessor or successor of any representable rational value.

     That is incorrect.  It is per
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_epsilon
In a floating-point system, epsilon is the smallest number such that
          1 + epsilon > 1

[snip]

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko

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Received on Wed Mar 28 2007 - 22:03:57 CDT

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