Bill Allombert on Fri, 05 Jun 2009 19:59:13 +0200 |
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Re: Is There a Way to Rationalize a Decimal in Pari/GP? |
On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 10:07:40AM -0400, Rick Regan wrote: > I didn't mention that I am only looking at this from a limited point > of view. I want to convert dyadic decimal fractions -- those that > represent double-precision floating-point binary values. They are > always terminating decimals. My aim is to reduce them to the form > a/2^n, which bestappr() does (except that the power of two is given as > a constant, and not as 2^n. I can find n with factor() but if you know > of a more direct way...). You can use someting like ? valuation(denominator(3/512),2) %3 = 9 Cheers, Bill.