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04 February 2010 2 6
Comment Stou S. replied to a comment on the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:27 PM
" Man I remember when I bought a 350MB Hard Drive from circuit city for around $300... " reply
Comment David Isaacson replied to a comment on the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:26 PM
" holy crap... i can't imagine needing much better precision than that. I mean I'm sure there is some case, but wow. " reply
Comment Stou S. replied to a comment on the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:25 PM
" If I use long double I get 1.991227e-314 " reply
Comment David Isaacson replied to a comment on the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:24 PM
" and hey, that was a $1400 computer when i bought it, remember when computers cost that much? And that didn't even include the monitor. I used the whole $1900 computer stipend the school gave us. " reply
Comment David Isaacson replied to a comment on the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:23 PM
" Well, good to know that doubles really give you double precision... " reply
Comment Stou S. commented on the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:17 PM
" Wow a 533Mhz Power Mac G4 you must be a real "Power User" (Who remembers the Mac Performa commercials from the late 90s?). For my machine I get 5.960465e-08 but if I change the datatypes to doubles... more " reply
Edit David Isaacson edited the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:16 PM
" added public domain note to code " diff
Edit David Isaacson edited the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:13 PM
" Removed info about the class i wrote this for : ) " diff
David Isaacson posted the C snippet “Finding Epsilon
4 February 2010 at 08:12 PM
Find the machine epsilon of a computer, that is, the smallest number E such that 1+E != 1 . (using single precision only)