[SciPy-User] Simple math question
Neal Becker
ndbecker2@gmail....
Wed Feb 13 07:45:22 CST 2013
Neal Becker wrote:
> josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 8:34 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Pierre Barbier de Reuille wrote:
>>>
>>>> Assuming 0 <= p <= 1, I don't see the problem there.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I had just assumed there'd be numerical accuracy issues, but maybe not.
>>
>> Any numerical problems that you might have with the power gets swamped
>> because you can only get within floating point precision of 1.
>>
>> If the results were zero, then there are special function to get
>> better precision for tiny numbers.
>>
>> AFAICS.
>>
>> Josef
>
> Here, 0 <= p < 10^-8
Sorry, that should be 10^-8 < p < 1, so 1-p is between 0 and 1-10^-8
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