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Free42 pasted number bug
10-02-2020, 02:43 PM (This post was last modified: 10-14-2020 09:41 PM by Albert Chan.)
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Free42 pasted number bug
Free42 (2.5.17) counted leading zeros as significant.
Leading zeroes should be use only to adjust exponent.

Clipboard "0.0000000000000000000000000000000012345" pasted to Free42Decimal, got back "1.E-33"

Above "only" lose significant digits, this is more serious:

Clipboard " 00000000000000000000000000000000012345" pasted to Free42Decimal, got back "1"

lua> exp(-9)

Above value in clipboard, pasting to Free42Binary, we got back "0.000123409804086"

Unfortunately, even if the value already in scientific notation, we still unable to paste it exactly (bitwise).
The only option is split the numbers in half, pasted them, then add.
(I tried hex-float, but Free42 does not support it)

Would be nice is Free42Binary allow reading of 17 digits (or more) ... Smile

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Free42 pasted number bug - Albert Chan - 10-02-2020 02:43 PM
RE: Free42 pasted number bug - Albert Chan - 10-15-2020, 11:28 AM
RE: Free42 pasted number bug - grsbanks - 10-15-2020, 12:46 PM

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