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Subject: Re: [office-formula] office-2246

• From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>
• To: "Andreas J. Guelzow" <aguelzow@pyrshep.ca>
• Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 04:39:36 -0500

```Andreas,

From below:

> Well, both Openoffice and Gnumeric require equality (probably subject to
> some plus/minus epsilon). We could say that SUM(/Probability/) = 1 must
> evaluate to true.
OK, does anyone have a problem with that change?

Thanks!

Patrick

Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 20:28 -0500, Patrick Durusau wrote:
>
>> Andreas,
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> One question:
>>
>> Under constraints it reads:
>>
>>
>>>    *
>>>
>>>       The sum of the probabilities in /Probability/ must equal 1.
>>>
>>>
>> Err, isn't the sum going to depend on rounding errors?
>>
>> That is to say the sum of the probabilities must not exceed 1.
>>
>> Yes?
>>
>> Thinking that equaling exactly one may be a test that some evaluators
>> may not be able to meet.
>>
>
>
> Well, both Openoffice and Gnumeric require equality (probably subject to
> some plus/minus epsilon). We could say that SUM(/Probability/) = 1 must
> evaluate to true.
>
> We definitely can't change it to "must not exceed 1" if we want to
> encode what current spreadsheet applications do.
>
> Andreas
>
>
>
>
>> Hope you are having a great evening!
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>> PS: Signing off for the night.
>>
>> Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
>>
>>> I am attaching an odf file containing a proposed adjustment to the
>>> description of PROB.
>>>
>>> I could not discover any reasonable way of attaching this tot eh IORA
>>> issue directly (and needed some math formatting).
>>>
>>> Andreas
>>>
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Patrick Durusau
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Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
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