Sunday, January 13, 2013


Stupid Perl.

I think this is the second time I have encountered an error inherent in Perl.
This one has to do with the way Perl handles significant digits for arbitrarily long numbers. I was trying to make sure my confusion matrix program was running by comparing a language corpus against itself and it seemed to be a few numbers off in the matching. Finally I started comparing the actual values and like the 10th significant digit is off. Weird.

This is for my Language analysis project. I will write more on it soon. Now I need to think of a simple way to chop off 10 significant figures.