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Re: strange rounding result


Strange to me (although consistent with the documentation for Round, which 
states that "At midpoints, Round rounds towards even integers"). This is 
consistent with the "round-to-even" method (which I just learned about on 
Wikipedia); the new "standard". 

   Perhaps my education, which stressed "bankers' rounding" needs to be 
updated!

On Wednesday 05 September 2007 00:59:41 Chris Chiasson wrote:
> Round[9995,10]
> Round[999.5,1]
> Round[99.95,1/10]
> Round[9.995,1/100]
> Round[.9995,1/1000]
>
> The results of these commands are decreasing powers of ten, except the
> second to last one, which gives 999/100 on my machine. I assume it has
> something to do with the storage of floating point numbers in binary
> rather than decimal form, but I don't know. Anyway, it just seemed
> strange to me and I wanted to point it out.
>
> Maybe it has something to do with the "round to even" behavior? Meh.



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