How do I type a floating point infinity literal in python
How do I type a floating point infinity literal in python?
I have heard
inf = float('inf')
is non portable. Thus, I have had the following recommended:
inf = 1e400
Is either of these standard, or portable? What is best practice?
In python 2.6 it is portable if the CPU supports it
The float() function will now turn the string nan into an IEEE 754 Not A Number value, and +inf and -inf into positive or negative infinity. This works on any platform with IEEE 754 semantics.