Issue #10298 has been updated by Takeshi Nishimatsu.


Timing.
Of course it is fast.

```
$ uname -sprsv
Darwin 13.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.3.0: Tue Jun  3 21:27:35 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.110.17~1/RELEASE_X86_64 i386
$ sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
$ ./miniruby --version
ruby 2.2.0dev (2014-09-29 trunk 47735) [x86_64-darwin13]
$ /usr/bin/time ./miniruby -e 'p Array.new(10000000,0.1).reduce(:+)'
999999.9998389754
        0.66 real         0.62 user         0.03 sys
$ /usr/bin/time ./miniruby -e 'sum=0.0; c=0.0; Array.new(10000000,0.1).each{|x|y=x-c; t=sum+y; c=(t-sum)-y; sum=t}; p sum'
1000000.0
        1.47 real         1.44 user         0.02 sys
$ /usr/bin/time ./miniruby -e 'p Array.new(10000000, 0.1).float_sum'
1000000.0
        0.10 real         0.06 user         0.03 sys

```


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Feature #10298: Array#float_sum (like math.fsum of Python)
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/10298#change-49149

* Author: Takeshi Nishimatsu
* Status: Open
* Priority: Low
* Assignee: 
* Category: math
* Target version: 
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Here, I propose Array#float_sum in array.c (or math.c).
Array#float_sum returns an accurate total summation of Float
elements in an array using the Kahan summation algorithm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahan_summation_algorithm .
This algorithm can significantly reduce the numerical
error in the total obtained by adding a sequence of
finite precision floating point numbers, compared to the
obvious approach. Python already have math.fsum
https://docs.python.org/2/library/math.html#math.fsum .

```
[0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1].float_sum   #=> 1.0
[].float_sum                                                   #=> 0.0
Array.new( 10, 0.1).float_sum    #=>  1.0
Array.new(100, 0.1).float_sum    #=> 10.0
# cf.
Array.new( 10, 0.1).reduce(:+)   #=>  0.9999999999999999
Array.new(100, 0.1).reduce(:+)   #=>  9.99999999999998
```

The name of method can be fsum, sum_float, etc., though
I propose float_sum.

This Array#float_sum is inspired by Feature #9834 Float#{next_float,prev_float}.


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array.float_sum.patch (1.32 KB)


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