Re: Possreps and numeric types

From: Gene Wirchenko <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:34:50 -0700
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Bob Badour <> wrote:

>Gene Wirchenko wrote:
>> Bob Badour <> 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
>> In a floating-point system, epsilon is the smallest number such that
>> 1 + epsilon > 1
>> [snip]
>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?

     The definition of epsilon.


Gene Wirchenko

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Received on Thu Mar 29 2007 - 07:34:50 CEST

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