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Modeler should not cast operands of multiplication to DOUBLE explicitly.
Modeler should not cast operands of multiplication to DOUBLE explicitly when the type of one operand is FLOAT/DOUBLE but the type of the other operand is integer.
Users should be able to prevent this behavior with a new parameter in the Modeler Server's options.cfg file.
According to IBM SPSS Modeler Development, this behavior is functioning as designed, as it allows to avoid arithmetic overflow.
WORKAROUND: The type of the variable is 'Real', so if you write the formula to use -1.0 explicitly then both operands of the multiplication are FLOAT/DOUBLE and Modeler do not need to cast them: VAR_NAME*(-1.0) instead of VAR_NAME*(-1)
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