[Numpy-discussion] what goes wrong with cos(), sin()

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Wed Feb 21 17:24:47 CST 2007


On 2/21/07, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Christopher Barker wrote:
> > Robert Kern wrote:
> >> Christopher Barker wrote:
> >>> I wonder if there are any C math libs that do a better job than you'd
> >>> expect from standard FP? (short of unlimited precision ones)
> >> With respect to π and the zeros of sin() and cos()? Not really.


<snip>

Well, you can always use long double if it is implemented on your platform.
> You
> will have to construct a value for π yourself, though. I'm afraid that we
> don't
> really make that easy.
>
> --


pi = 3. 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944
5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 *...

*
I dont know what that looks like when converted to long double. Lessee,

In [1]: import numpy

In [2]: pi = numpy.float128(3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971)

In [3]: numpy.pi - pi
Out[3]: 0.0

In [7]: '%25.20f'%numpy.pi
Out[7]: '   3.14159265358979311600'

In [8]: '%25.20f'%pi
Out[8]: '   3.14159265358979311600'

I think we have a bug. Or else extended arithmetic isn't supported on this
machine.

Chuck
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