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WP 31S/34S: H.MS+/H.MS- anomaly?
07-24-2015, 09:47 AM
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RE: WP 31S/34S: H.MS+/H.MS- anomaly?
(07-20-2015 07:16 AM)Paul Dale Wrote:  The conversion of 18 minutes came out as 0.3000....0001 in the internal reals. I didn't check where the error came from but I suspect the multiplication by 1/60 is the culprit.

Since 1/60 is always rounded, the multiplication result cannot be exact under all circumstances. Compared to a division by 60, is a slightly (IMHO negligibly) faster execution really worth the trouble?

On the other hand it is always possible that an H.MS operation yields a result with a "60 seconds" part, so this has to be handled anyway.

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WP 31S/34S: H.MS+/H.MS- anomaly? - 2far - 07-17-2015, 10:50 AM
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