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From "Otmar Ertl (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MATH-1269) FastMath.exp may return NaN for non-NaN arguments
Date Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:52:45 GMT


Otmar Ertl commented on MATH-1269:

I have an objection. The patch changes the result of FastMath.exp(709.0001) from 8.219229343394329E307
to Double.POSITIVE_INFINITY. Although this kind of error is less harmful than that caused
by the bug, I would prefer a more rigorous solution.

> FastMath.exp may return NaN for non-NaN arguments
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MATH-1269
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 4.0
>            Reporter: Otmar Ertl
>         Attachments: MATH-1269.patch
> I have observed that FastMath.exp(709.8125) returns NaN. However, the exponential function
must never return NaN (if the argument is not NaN). The result must always be non-negative
or positive infinity.

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