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Gene Wirchenko wrote:
> Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote:
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> [snip]
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>>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
When you say the above is incorrect, are you saying I was not using epsilon sloppily? Or are you saying I didn't use it to mean the distance to the representable predecessor or successor of any representable rational value? Received on Wed Mar 28 2007 - 22:50:24 CDT