From Wikipedia: In computing, floating point describes a method of representing an approximation to real numbers in a way that can support a wide range of values. The numbers are, in general, represented approximately to a fixed number of significant digits (the mantissa) and scaled using an ...

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In ESRI ArcMap, how do I refer to NaN or ±∞ (special floating point values) in definition queries?

I have by chance discovered how ESRI ArcMap displays special floating point values to the user. +∞ (positive infinity) is displayed as 1.#INF –∞ (negative infinity) would supposedly be displayed as ...
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How to fully load a raster into a numpy array?

I have been trying to check my filters on DEM raster for pattern recognition and it is always resulting in missing last rows and columns(like..20). I have tried with PIL library, image load. Then with ...
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Floating point: understanding their inaccuracy [closed]

I am trying to understand why a floating point is inaccurate. Please bear in mind that I am not a mathematician. What is exactly the difference between floating point and double integers? and why use ...