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#1 2007-03-01 12:04:14

John E. Franklin
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Registered: 2005-08-29
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Significant Digits java-thingy

MIF, if you try this data in your thingy, it gets two decimal points.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/rounding-numbers.html
3.1415926535897932384626433832
Significant Digits: 18


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#2 2007-03-27 21:33:54

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: Significant Digits java-thingy

It's a bit old, but no one has replied ...

It does that for me too, John. Also for 20, 22, and 26 decimal places with pi.

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#3 2007-03-27 22:09:35

MathsIsFun
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Re: Significant Digits java-thingy

Ooohhh, thats crazy.

Sorry, John, I must have missed your original post.

I will investigate.


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#4 2007-03-28 16:51:52

MathsIsFun
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Re: Significant Digits java-thingy

Investigation revealed that internally it was converting a long list of digits to scientific notation which then played havoc with the rest of the routine.

I came up with a new method which hopefully works. It does for me.

Please try heaps of random variations and tell me how it goes smile


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