On Nov 11, 2005, at 6:58 PM, Matthew Smillie wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2005, at 22:32, jwesley wrote:
>> Is there a standard way to get a more precise floating point number?
> Short answer. BigDecimal: http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/ 
> bigdecimal/rdoc/index.html
>

I'd recommended the following document if you really want to know  
about floating point.
And if you haven't read this document (or something like it) then you  
probably shouldn't
be writing programs (well, any *serious* programs) using floating point.

What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point  
Arithmetic
http://docs.sun.com/source/806-3568/ncg_goldberg.html


Gary Wright