Re: The question of equality,...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60494] Re: The question of equality,...*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 01:15:50 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 9/17/05 at 2:32 AM, terryisnow at yahoo.com wrote: >Ok I thought I understood this stuff but maybe not,... >If I wanted to check for bit-for-bit equality of two arbitrary >precision numbers (without regard to how many of those digits are >meaningful) like the way it would be done using the "==" operator >in C, then neither "==" nor "===" will do the job, is that correct? Yes >So what can I use then? In[1]:= x = 1. + 10^(-$MachinePrecision); In[2]:= x == 1. Out[2]= True In[3]:= x === 1. Out[3]= True In[4]:= RealDigits[x, 2] == RealDigits[1., 2] Out[4]= False -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four