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Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?
On 7/13/2011 12:11 AM, Noqsi wrote: .. >> see e.g. >> <http://www.av8n.com/physics/uncertainty.htm>. > > .. Learning mathematics from a physicist is hazardous. Learning computer science from a physicist is hazardous too. Numbers in a computer are different from experimental measurements. nevertheless, I like this article. It says, among other things, The technique of propagating the uncertainty from step to step throughout the calculation is a very bad technique. It might sometimes work for super-simple ?textbook? problems but it is unlikely to work for real-world problems.