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Murkiness in Numerical Computing


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Unless the example of non-associativity comes from a very peculiar spreadsheet program, it is backwards. The formula (a+b)+c should be the one that evaluates to 1.0, whereas a+(b+c) evaluates to 0.0.
posted by Max Hailperin
January 1, 2012 @ 3:47 PM

 

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