newRPL  build 1255 released! [updated to 1299]

05152019, 09:00 PM
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RE: newRPL  build 1089 released! [update:build 1158]
(05152019 11:47 AM)Gilles Wrote: Claudio, thanks for your reply. About the IP command, I noticed that the IP command returns an approx or exact number :An approximated number can only be guaranteed correct to the number of digits it carries (usually the current system precision), the dot doesn't have any real practical meaning other than confirming to the user that the number he's seeing on the screen may have been subjected to rounding error at the current precision. IP of an approximated number is still an approximation. Let's say precision is 4 and the "exact" number should've been 0.99999 (5 digits of 9). At the current system precision of 4, the number in question would be represented as 1.000. (4 dgits w/ending dot) If you use IP of that approximated number you'll get 1. (one w/ending dot, not exact). Notice that IP of the exact number would've been 0, so the result of IP too may have been affected by rounding error and is therefore not guaranteed to be exact. (05152019 11:47 AM)Gilles Wrote: If not, NewRpl lacks an R>I (or a more generic A>E Approx to exact) command Why would you care to force an inexact number to be exact? Besides obsessing about whether a number is exact or not, I can't see any practical use for that. If you can think of a specific use and can convince me to add the command, I'm open to it. I just never found any real case that would need it. 

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