Floating Point Accuracy & Precision



  • As I can't seem to be able to add an attachment, try this.

     Google Earth, In the USA, zoom in on Santa Barbara, California.

     Coords are 34 degrees, 35 mins N 120 degrees 8 minutes W

    Select the earthquake icon (on land)

    Magnitude 4.40000000000000035527

    At the time, I was living in the area, to me it felt like  4.40000000000000035525


    Cheers - Dave 

     

     



  • That's because you live 2" off the epicenter.



  • I have really thick, air-filled soles, so I can't feel an earthquake with any more accuracy than 1-5 and 5-10.


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