NaN

12142014, 11:07 PM
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NaN
I notice that I seen the letters "NaN" in some of my results from a calculation? What is it?


12142014, 11:19 PM
Post: #2




RE: NaN
Not a Number.


12152014, 10:04 AM
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RE: NaN
Hello,
(12142014 11:07 PM)mpowell@rogershsa.com Wrote: I notice that I seen the letters "NaN" in some of my results from a calculation? What is it? NaN means Not a Number. This is in fact a 'special' number that is the result of some low lever operations such as 0/0 or 0^0... As a general rule, any function that has an input of NaN will return a NaN. This allows sloppy programmer to perform a sequence of floating points operations without having to check the result of each operation for errors as, once one function returns a NaN, all subsequent calculations will return NaN... As a general rules, when a low level functions create such things, it should be caught and a proper error should be returned to the user (throughout the rule does not always apply)... Could you tell us how you generated this NaN so that we can see if this is normal or Not? Cyrille 

12162014, 09:04 AM
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RE: NaN
(12152014 10:04 AM)cyrille de brĂ©bisson Wrote: sloppy programmer William Kahan might like to have a word with you. Cheers Thomas 

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