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From: Johan Råde (rade_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-26 15:32:13

Jonathan Franklin wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Johan Råde <rade_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> John Phillips wrote:
>>> I am also concerned about merging it into the MathTools library. That is
>>> certainly where it belongs in a logical sense,
>> I'm not so sure about that.
>> Mathematics deals with real numbers.
>> Computer science deals with floating point numbers.
> There is a whole branch of mathematics (Numerical Analysis) that deals w/
> numeric representation, and I don't know any mathematicians who aren't at
> least aware of it.

The binary representation of floating point numbers is computer science, not mathematics.
Numerical analysis is an interdisciplinary field, involving both mathematics and computer science.


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