On Sunday, 6 August 2017 at 23:33:26 UTC, greatsam4sure wrote:
cos(90*PI/180) = -2.7e-20 instead of zero. I will appreciate
any help. thanks in advance.
tan(90*PI/180) = -3.689e+19 instead of infinity. What is the
best way to use this module
That's just floating point maths for you. You're not putting
exactly pi/2 into cos, just a good floating point approximation.
What you're getting out isn't exactly 0, either, just a good
floating point approximation. (-2.7e-20 is really, really small.)
Here's a good talk from DConf 2016:
If you need exact maths, you'll need a symbolic manipulation
library (never used one in D, but there was a discussion recently
https://forum.dlang.org/thread/ghihookwgzxculshi...@forum.dlang.org). You don't need this for most practical applications, though.