[REBOL] Re: mathematical rounding...
From: rpgwriter:y:ahoo at: 6-Nov-2001 14:36
--- Thomas E Conlin <[tomc--darkwing--uoregon--edu]> wrote:
> in the case of .5 there is a choice and different
> results have been in
> vouge at different times "round to the even number"
> and "random" are a
> couple of strategies I recall but I think these days
> "round towards zero"
> is expected
> (the point of these equally (in)valid strateges is
> to minimize bias)
I've almost universally seen (except when there was
a specific reason for using another method) round
*away* from zero at 0.5 as the standard.