[PD] number to fractions external?
claude at goto10.org
Fri Dec 16 11:49:18 CET 2011
On 16/12/11 06:51, i go bananas wrote:
> by the way, here is the method i used:
> first, convert the decimal part to a fraction in the form of n/100000
> next, find the highest common factor of n and 100000
> (using the 'division method' like this:
> http://easycalculation.com/what-is-hcf.php )
> then just divide n and 100000 by that factor.
I don't think that method will give happy results for most simple
fractions. Plus it's useful to get approximations that are simpler or
more accurate, like 3 or 22/7 or 355/113 for pi..
Your patch doesn't work very well for me:
(input is "$1 $2"--[/], so as accurate as floating point is...)
> actually, that means it's accurate to 6 decimal places, i guess.
There's a way to get a "simple" fraction like 1/7 instead of 143/1000 or
whatever, could be possible to implement in Pd? (I've not tried.)
> well...whatever :D
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