[Maxima] Maxima gives incorrect results with ceiling
macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Fri Dec 7 12:35:29 CST 2007
On Dec 7, 2007 1:21 PM, van Nek <van.nek at arcor.de> wrote:
> I think, with floating point numbers every system will give an incorrect
Yes, but Mike didn't ask for a floating-point calculation. He asked for an
exact calculation, and currently Maxima gives an incorrect result because
*internally* it uses an approximation method based (as it happens) on
bigfloats. Mike is right to expect a correct result.
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