Some articles on rounding error:
... Round-off error can be introduced by division operations due to limited precision ... Further information Floating point ...
... of individual votes in different constituencies, and when combined with rounding error associated with a finite number of winners in each constituency the election as a whole may throw up anomalous ... This kind of difference due to rounding error can occur with any PR system used at a district level, although greater rounding error occurs with smaller ...
Famous quotes containing the words error and/or rounding:
“There exists a black kingdom which the eyes of man avoid because its landscape fails signally to flatter them. This darkness, which he imagines he can dispense with in describing the light, is error with its unknown characteristics.... Error is certaintys constant companion. Error is the corollary of evidence. And anything said about truth may equally well be said about error: the delusion will be no greater.”
—Louis Aragon (18971982)
“The past absconds
With our fortunes just as we were rounding a major
Bend in the swollen river; not to see ahead
Becomes the only predicament when what
Might be sunken there is mentioned only
In crabbed allusions but will be back tomorrow.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)