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the point of floating point

By Zefram . (‎Zefram‎)
Date: Saturday, 5 December 2009 14:00
Duration: 20 minutes
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Floating point arithmetic is ubiquitous but highly misunderstood. This talk will look at how to get the most out of it, considering its mathematical and computational behaviour. The talk will cover both the general use of floating point (independent of programming language) and the specific features of how floating point is used in Perl.


Attended by: Chrsiter Lofving, Abigail, Paul Evans (‎LeoNerd‎), osfameron, Richard Dawe, Nicholas Clark, Gillian Forster, Mark Rainford, Stig Palmquist (‎stigtsp‎),