Issue #18018 has been updated by marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune).


jeremyevans0 (Jeremy Evans) wrote in #note-5:
> > A correct algorithm seem to be to rely on `Rational#floor`:
> > 
> > ```ruby
> > class Float
> >   def correct_floor(n)
> >     Rational(self).floor(n).to_f
> >   end
> > end
> > 
> > f = 291.4
> > p 6.times.map{|i| f.correct_floor(i)}
> > # => [291.0, 291.4, 291.4, 291.4, 291.4, 291.4]
> > ```
> 
> Which platform are you running on?  All versions of Ruby I tried on OpenBSD/amd64 and Windows x64 gave the following output for this code:
> 
> ```
> [291.0, 291.3, 291.39, 291.399, 291.3999, 291.39999]
> ```

My bad бщ Rational#floor makes sense for rationals, but is not what we can use. Not sure how I got confused.

> I think a simpler solution is to increment by 1 before dividing.  If that is too big, then use the previous calculation.  I submitted a pull request for that: https://github.com/ruby/ruby/pull/4681

Sounds reasonable


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Bug #18018: Float#floor / truncate sometimes result that is too small.
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/18018#change-93033

* Author: marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Target version: 3.1
* Backport: 2.6: UNKNOWN, 2.7: UNKNOWN, 3.0: UNKNOWN
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```ruby
291.4.floor(1) # => 291.4 (ok)
291.4.floor(2) # => 291.39 (not ok)
291.4.floor(3) # => 291.4 (ok)
291.4.floor(4) # => 291.4 (ok)
291.4.floor(5) # => 291.39999 (not ok)
291.4.floor(6) # => 291.4 (ok)
```

`g = f.floor(n)`, for `n > 0` must return the highest float that has the correct properties:
* `g` <= `f`
* `g`'s decimal string representation has at most `n` digits

I'll note that `floor` should be stable, i.e. `f.floor(n).floor(n) == f.floor(n)` for all `f` and `n`.

Same idea for `truncate`, except for negative numbers (where `(-f).truncate(n) == -(f.floor(n))` for positive `f`).

Noticed by Eustquio Rangel but posted on the mailing list.

Please do not reply that I need to learn how floats work. Note that example given in doc `(0.3/0.1).floor == 2` is not this issue, since `0.3/0.1 #=> 2.9999999999999996`



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