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Beware of divisions!
Authored by: fabrizio on Feb 03, '05 02:22:08PM

Python as a default gives you the integer part of a division, i.e. if you type 5/2, it gives 2 as result. You could type 5.0/2 and it would give the floating point result, but it's quite annoying. You could resolve defining a shell alias so that python is launched with the -Qnew switch. In tcsh you would add this alias to your "~/.tcshrc" file:

alias python 'python -Qnew'

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