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The distribution only matters if
Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Dec 12, '05 09:40:49PM
you're doing statistics. If you're doing any other branch of math you want to minimize the total error - the distribution is irrelevant.
Rounding towards even minimizes the total error and is the mechanism used internally by most math chips, IIRC.
Here's a link that refers to both methods as "equally valid".

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