[Haskell-cafe] smallest double eps

Tamas K Papp tpapp at Princeton.EDU
Fri Sep 29 20:26:42 EDT 2006

On Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 12:20:16AM +0000, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Freitag, den 29.09.2006, 19:30 -0400 schrieb Tamas K Papp:
> > the smallest positive floating point number x such that 1+x /= x?
> That would be the smallest positive number, woudn't it?
> Do you mean the smalles postive number x with 1+x /= 1?

Hi Joachim,

Specifically, I would be happy with the smallest Double that makes the
statement true.  I need it as a convergence bound for an iterative
algorithm.  Anyhow, thanks for the clarification, but I would be
happier with an answer.


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