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3 | Scilab take cares with your numbers. | 3 | Scilab take cares with your numbers. |

4 | While most mathematic books deals with exact formulas, | 4 | While most mathematic books deals with exact formulas, |

5 | Scilab uses algorithms which are specifically designed for | 5 | Scilab uses algorithms which are specifically designed for |

6 | computers. | 6 | computers. |

7 | 7 | ||

8 | The difficulty is generated by the fact that, while | 8 | The difficulty is generated by the fact that, while |

9 | the mathematics treat with \emph{real} numbers, the | 9 | the mathematics treat with \emph{real} numbers, the |

10 | computer deals with their \emph{floating point representations}. | 10 | computer deals with their \emph{floating point representations}. |

11 | This is the difference between the | ||

12 | \emph{naive}, mathematical, approach, and the \emph{numerical}, | ||

13 | floating-point aware, implementation. | ||

11 | 14 | ||

12 | In this article, we will show examples of these problems by | 15 | In this article, we will show examples of these problems by |

13 | using the following theoric and experimental approach. | 16 | using the following theoric and experimental approach. |