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Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains fraction??

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nas
Hi

Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
for eg:-

if( isWholeNumber(b))
{
//do here
}

isWholeNumber(float var) should return true for the float numbers like
10.000 ,11.000 etc

and it shuold be false for numbers like 10.112 (if it contains
fraction), 11.092123

Jun 18 '07 #1
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nas wrote:
Hi

Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
for eg:-

if( isWholeNumber(b))
{
//do here
}

isWholeNumber(float var) should return true for the float numbers like
10.000 ,11.000 etc

and it shuold be false for numbers like 10.112 (if it contains
fraction), 11.092123
look up fmod() in your favorite reference.
Jun 18 '07 #2

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On Jun 18, 8:15 am, red floyd <no.s...@here.dudewrote:
nas wrote:
Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
for eg:-
if( isWholeNumber(b))
{
//do here
}
isWholeNumber(float var) should return true for the float numbers like
10.000 ,11.000 etc
and it shuold be false for numbers like 10.112 (if it contains
fraction), 11.092123
look up fmod() in your favorite reference.
Interesting. I would have used modf(). (Both will work.)

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Jun 18 '07 #3

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On 2007-06-18 07:52, nas wrote:
Hi

Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
for eg:-

if( isWholeNumber(b))
{
//do here
}

isWholeNumber(float var) should return true for the float numbers like
10.000 ,11.000 etc

and it shuold be false for numbers like 10.112 (if it contains
fraction), 11.092123
Cast the number to int and back to float/double again and compare.

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Erik Wikström
Jun 18 '07 #4

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nas
On Jun 18, 2:28 am, Erik Wikström <Erik-wikst...@telia.comwrote:
On 2007-06-18 07:52, nas wrote:


Hi
Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
for eg:-
if( isWholeNumber(b))
{
//do here
}
isWholeNumber(float var) should return true for the float numbers like
10.000 ,11.000 etc
and it shuold be false for numbers like 10.112 (if it contains
fraction), 11.092123

Cast the number to int and back to float/double again and compare.

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Erik Wikström- Hide quoted text -

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Thanks for all the replies..
This is what i had thought initially(casting to int and back to
float)..but my doubt is wether this solution works every time?? i
mean..what i think is there will be a probem becoz of truncation.. but
i am not able to give the example...do any one have to say about this??

Jun 18 '07 #5

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On 2007-06-18 11:47, nas wrote:
On Jun 18, 2:28 am, Erik Wikström <Erik-wikst...@telia.comwrote:
>On 2007-06-18 07:52, nas wrote:


Hi
Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
for eg:-
if( isWholeNumber(b))
{
//do here
}
isWholeNumber(float var) should return true for the float numbers like
10.000 ,11.000 etc
and it shuold be false for numbers like 10.112 (if it contains
fraction), 11.092123

Cast the number to int and back to float/double again and compare.

--
Erik Wikström- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

Thanks for all the replies..
This is what i had thought initially(casting to int and back to
float)..but my doubt is wether this solution works every time?? i
mean..what i think is there will be a probem becoz of truncation.. but
i am not able to give the example...do any one have to say about this??
It should work for int and double on a x86 since a double can give an
exact representation of all number an int can (so a float and int should
also work). This won't work if the number is larger than can be
represented by an int (or long or whatever you use) but otherwise I can
see no problem (though I'm no expert on floating point numbers).

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Erik Wikström
Jun 18 '07 #6

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Erik Wikström wrote:
Cast the number to int and back to float/double again and compare.
That works with float but not with double if the value is too large.
Jun 18 '07 #7

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James Kanze <ja*********@gmail.comwrote:
On Jun 18, 8:15 am, red floyd <no.s...@here.dudewrote:
>nas wrote:
Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
>look up fmod() in your favorite reference.

Interesting. I would have used modf(). (Both will work.)
I would have suggested floor() (or possibly ceil() for negative
numbers).

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Marcus Kwok
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Jun 19 '07 #8

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On Jun 19, 1:05 pm, ricec...@gehennom.invalid (Marcus Kwok) wrote:
James Kanze <james.ka...@gmail.comwrote:
On Jun 18, 8:15 am, red floyd <no.s...@here.dudewrote:
nas wrote:
Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
look up fmod() in your favorite reference.
Interesting. I would have used modf(). (Both will work.)

I would have suggested floor() (or possibly ceil() for negative
numbers).

--
Marcus Kwok
Replace 'invalid' with 'net' to reply
In fact it would be much better to use fractions in the first place,
and then if the fraction can't represent the number (for example if it
is PI or sqrt(2)) then use float or double.

Fractions never loose precision, so 1/3 * 3 is 1, exactly.

Jun 19 '07 #9

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Guillermo Schwarz wrote:
On Jun 19, 1:05 pm, ricec...@gehennom.invalid (Marcus Kwok) wrote:
>James Kanze <james.ka...@gmail.comwrote:
>>On Jun 18, 8:15 am, red floyd <no.s...@here.dudewrote:
nas wrote:
Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
fraction??
>>>look up fmod() in your favorite reference.
>>Interesting. I would have used modf(). (Both will work.)

I would have suggested floor() (or possibly ceil() for negative
numbers).

--
Marcus Kwok
Replace 'invalid' with 'net' to reply

In fact it would be much better to use fractions in the first place,
and then if the fraction can't represent the number (for example if it
is PI or sqrt(2)) then use float or double.
I always thought that PI was 22/7... Isn't that what Archimedes found
like, 2500 years ago?... Or was it Pythagoras? I may have had too much
coffee, and it's possible that Pi is not a single fraction but rather
a whole bunch of them...
Fractions never loose precision, so 1/3 * 3 is 1, exactly.
Cool. Better than the alternative, right? On my computer

std::cout << (1/3 * 3)

prints '0'.
Jun 19 '07 #10

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On 2007-06-19 22:16, Victor Bazarov wrote:
Guillermo Schwarz wrote:
>On Jun 19, 1:05 pm, ricec...@gehennom.invalid (Marcus Kwok) wrote:
>>James Kanze <james.ka...@gmail.comwrote:
On Jun 18, 8:15 am, red floyd <no.s...@here.dudewrote:
nas wrote:
>Is there any way that i can find wether float variable contains
>fraction??

look up fmod() in your favorite reference.

Interesting. I would have used modf(). (Both will work.)

I would have suggested floor() (or possibly ceil() for negative
numbers).

--
Marcus Kwok
Replace 'invalid' with 'net' to reply

In fact it would be much better to use fractions in the first place,
and then if the fraction can't represent the number (for example if it
is PI or sqrt(2)) then use float or double.

I always thought that PI was 22/7... Isn't that what Archimedes found
like, 2500 years ago?... Or was it Pythagoras? I may have had too much
coffee, and it's possible that Pi is not a single fraction but rather
a whole bunch of them...
No, but 22/7, and even better 355/113, are close enough for most
practical purposes. The number is irrational and can not be expressed as
a fraction. For better approximations you can download the first few
millions of decimals from the net :-)

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Erik Wikström
Jun 19 '07 #11

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