[SciPy-user] Borda's mouthpiece and signed zero

Stefan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Tue Oct 30 04:12:23 CDT 2007


Hi all,

After browsing through Kahan's slides titled "How Java's
Floating-Point Hurts Everyone Everywhere" [1], I plotted Borda's
Mouthpiece, as illustrated by David Williams [2].

The code is attached.  It would also be interesting to simulate the
anomaly shown in [2], but I don't know how.

Regards
Stéfan

[1] http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~wkahan/JAVAhurt.pdf
[2] http://www-personal.umich.edu/~williams/archive/forth/complex/borda.html
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