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why there is difference between 2.7 and 3.1 when i type line x=6/2 2.7 gives ans 3 and 3.1 gives us 3.0 ?
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why there is difference between 2.7 and 3.1 when i type line x=6/2 2.7 gives ans 3 and 3.1 gives us 3.0 ?
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Chris2332Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I was about to ask where!
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Chris2332Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
In Python 3.0 and above using the / operator for division will result in a floating point division rather than an integer division. That's why you see a 3.0 result when using Python 3.1. Hope that helps!
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chb0openstudyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
From a pure computer science perspective this actually deals with the limitations of doing division on binary computers. Each language must arbitrarily decide how to manage Integer division that would produce a remainder. It may truncate, it may round up. It doesn't matter it just needs to be known. If fractions matter then floating point numbers will be better but even they can't represent certain divisions properly. See: http://www.nr.com/
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thangeramBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what is best for learners to use 2.7 or 3.0 ?
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MicroBotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
for learners i believe best is 2.7 (also said by the professors and the python.org site)
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MicroBotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
From the free online book version u can find ur answer: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/thinkpython003.html#toc15 2.4 Operators and operands
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thangeramBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thanx @chb0openstudy @MicroBot and @Chris2332 to all
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