A round-off error, also called rounding error, is the difference between the calculated approximation of a number and its exact mathematical value due to rounding. This is a form of quantization error. One of the goals of numerical analysis is to estimate errors in calculations, including round-off error, when using approximation equations and/or algorithms, especially when using finitely many digits to represent real numbers (which in theory have infinitely many digits).

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• A round-off error, also called rounding error, is the difference between the calculated approximation of a number and its exact mathematical value due to rounding. This is a form of quantization error. One of the goals of numerical analysis is to estimate errors in calculations, including round-off error, when using approximation equations and/or algorithms, especially when using finitely many digits to represent real numbers (which in theory have infinitely many digits). When a sequence of calculations subject to rounding error is made, errors may accumulate, sometimes dominating the calculation. In ill-conditioned problems, significant error may accumulate. (en)
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• A round-off error, also called rounding error, is the difference between the calculated approximation of a number and its exact mathematical value due to rounding. This is a form of quantization error. One of the goals of numerical analysis is to estimate errors in calculations, including round-off error, when using approximation equations and/or algorithms, especially when using finitely many digits to represent real numbers (which in theory have infinitely many digits). (en)
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• Round-off error (en)
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