v1.3.1 and v2.3.1 have a problem...

Things that aren't right, that are in the queue to be fixed... along with workarounds.
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theDev
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v1.3.1 and v2.3.1 have a problem...

Post by theDev » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:51 am

All:

A problem was discovered in v1.3.1 (and 2.3.1 for those of you that own Calculator12) that may cause the calculator to fail to compute the interest rate for a certain class of problems. These problems will return a message "could not calculate i (2)". I have located the cause of the discrepancy as well as a fix but need to confirm the fix with Roy before I upload it.

I do appreciate your patience.

Kim

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Re: v1.3.1 and v2.3.1 have a problem...

Post by theDev » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:34 am

Roy and I are finally happy with the fix, and it was uploaded to Apple this morning. Expect an update shortly!

For those that are curious, the problem arose because I was programming a solution with more precision than is 100% reliable using IEEE floating point math, so in the effort to eek the 15th decimal place from the interest rate in some situations the calculation would not "settle down" at that last decimal place. Since any failure to settle down makes it appear as if the solution isn't behaving I was declaring an inability to solve for the interest rate. Being a little less picky about what constitutes "settled down" in the last decimal place has addressed the problem.

Kim
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jaimer7
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Re: v1.3.1 and v2.3.1 have a problem...

Post by jaimer7 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:23 pm

Thanks, Kim. I will await the update.

Jaimer7

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Re: v1.3.1 and v2.3.1 have a problem...

Post by theDev » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:45 am

In case you missed it, the fix has released and is available for update (free of course!).

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