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Re: Continued Fractions

by Dominus (Parson)
on Nov 16, 2000 at 21:41 UTC ( #42002=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Continued Fractions

There's also (simpler) code that does a similar thing available on CPAN.

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Re (tilly) 2: Continued Fractions
by tilly (Archbishop) on Nov 16, 2000 at 22:17 UTC
    Simpler but far, far less reliable. I just tried it, and tried some sample values. Specifically I entered (0.923076923076923) (ie 12/13) and it got into an infinite loop.

    Didn't mean to do that. Meant to come back and point out that it didn't put this in an easily recognized form.

    To make that point try 11.231 out. Mine will reduce that to 11231/1000 in 5 steps while for me yours gets 160767181003805/14314591844342. (I am substantially less sensitive to roundoff errors until the iteration where I try to account for the roundoff error. Which is where you try to exit.)

      Hey, I only said it was simpler. I didn't say it was better.
      :)

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