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Re: Floating point print problems

From: U-E59264-Osman Buyukisik
Subject: Re: Floating point print problems
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 94 15:46:26 -0400

>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew D Fernandes <> writes:

    Andrew> Last week I posted a note about my difficulty in getting
    Andrew> octave to print out a nice, clean
    Andrew> 1.000000000000000000e+00.

    Andrew> The problem seems to be in the printing routines:

    Andrew> octave:1> format long e 
    Andrew> octave:2> x = 1
    Andrew> 1.00000047683363e+00 octave:3> x .^ 100 ans =
    Andrew> 1.00000047683363e+00 octave:4> quit

    Andrew> seems to be about the norm.

Using Linux octave 1.0 , I get a clean 1.00000000000e+00

Also get the same result using HP710/HPUX9.3. I think maybe the
compiler used in building octave is messing up! Try using "gcc".


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