Re: Rescale

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg65443] Re: Rescale*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>*Date*: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 05:39:05 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 3/31/06 at 6:09 AM, koopman at sfu.ca (Ray Koopman) wrote: >InputForm@{#,Rescale@#}&@Sort@Table[Random[],{3}] >{{0.1495146427525807, 0.9032356867418898, 0.9803938132050517}, >{2.7755575615628914*^-17, 0.9071367664432557, 1.0000000000000002}} >What is Rescale doing, that it does not always give N@0 and N@1 for >the first and last elements? I would *guess* it is doing exactly as advertised using floating point arithmetic and what you are seeing for some inputs is due to the usual vagaries of floating point arithmetic. -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four