[SciPy-dev] 1/0

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Wed Mar 29 09:34:27 CST 2006


IEEE special values only apply to floating types, not integers. If you 
think about it a bit, you'll understand why (what bit pattern isn't a 
valid integer?). And you probably mean IEEE 754, not 854.

On Mar 29, 2006, at 10:04 AM, Johannes Löhnert wrote:

> Hi,
>
> In [48]: int32(1)/int32(0)
> Out[48]: 0
>
> Why is the result not inf? (I looked up IEEE 854 but do not understand 
> a
> word...)
>
> Johannes
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