My computer can’t add (part 1)

The first few digits of Pi, rendered with each digit having a smaller height than the preceding one.

I recently asked some of my colleagues a question relating to the Kahan compensated summation algorithm and was greeted with blank stares and the question "What's that?"  This caught me off guard as I had known about it for a few years.  I can't remember how I found out about it, but I think that … Continue reading My computer can’t add (part 1)

An odyssey learning about programming, maths, etc.

Over the past few years, I have benefited greatly from other people's blogs, especially about computer programming, hardware, numerical analysis and 3D graphics.  I am by no means as bright as those people, nor do I have their years of experience, but I do occasionally find unusual problems who's solutions I would like to share. … Continue reading An odyssey learning about programming, maths, etc.