Vicious Mean Evil MS Excel 2007 Bug

Ah, the perils of floating poing calculation.

Apparently there is a bug in Excel 2007 which causes 12 floating point values around 65535 and 65536 to be displayed incorrectly. Calculations aren’t effected, but the displayed number comes out as 100,000 or 100,001.

I’m guessing this wasn’t an easter egg, or it would be funnier.

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One Response to Vicious Mean Evil MS Excel 2007 Bug

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