What the FLOAT!

Bernhard Breytenbach (27.Jan.2018 at 14:50, 1 hr )
Talk at PHPBenelux Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

We have all seen some pretty interesting things happen when using floats. You might even know how to get around most of these problems. But why do these problems occur? Why do floats become so inaccurate when working with really small, or really large numbers? In this talk, we will take a look at decimal values through the eyes of a computer to get a better understanding of whats going on behind the scenes.

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Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2018 at 18:28 by James Titcumb (280 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very good talk, a bit of humour was good. Actually got very complex, which I didn't expect, but that kept me engaged

Rating: 3 of 5

28.Jan.2018 at 09:45 by Henk (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I'm happy you kept the stand-up-thing at just once. It did ruin the talk though.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Feb.2018 at 10:54 by Jordi Boggiano (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk which really shone some light on the topic of floating point numbers in detail. Delivered in a way that pretty much anyone even without much IT background would have been able to understand.

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