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It behaves more or less the same in Excel 2003 in Win7.

The formula is from a book on chaos, it describes a way to simulate a controlled chaotic sequence: " take a number, a fraction between zero and one, and double it. Then drop the integer part, the part to the left of the decimal point. Then repeat the process. Since most numbers are irrational and unpredictable in their fine detail, the process will just produce an unpredictable sequence of numbers."

I expected something unpredictable, but not this! :)


On 2014-02-03 21:48, marianne-x wrote:
Interesting, if unsavoury, behaviour. I can confirm the identical results from /Curtains 7/, and LO Line 28 marks the spot. On a second /Curtains 7/ machine, LO deficiencies do not permit installation of main-line LO, but the "portable" version,, behaves in the same way. Since LO is not allowed on that 2nd machine, routine work there is done with OO 3.3.0, and it, too, behaves identically on this test.

Perhaps someone with access to M$ will try the experiment there, to see how universal this phenomenon is.


On 3 February 2014 06:21, Erik Erlandsson (Nilhe AB) <> wrote:

Im seeing this "odd" behavior in a series. Around line 30 additional
decimals are showing up
What am I doing wrong?
Enclosing both screen-shot and spreadsheet as it might look different in
other installations.

I'm using  Version: Build ID: 410m0(Build:2) in Linux debian
3.12-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.12.6-2 (2013-12-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux

With kind regards       Erik Erlandsson

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