# The unquantified self #1

Here is the monthly newletter from/to my self.

Here is the monthly newletter from/to my self.

I enjoyed reading the Competitive Programmer’s Handbook (available online in PDF format). Here is a brief review with additional comments.

Today I came across an interesting discussion of floating point arithmetic by John D Cook: The quadratic formula and low-precision arithmetic. The take away message is: “when the linear coefficient b is large relative to the other coefficients, the quadratic formula can give wrong results when implemented in floating point arithmetic.”