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Re: Fixed Point functions

  • Subject: [mg3247] Re: Fixed Point functions
  • From: wagner at bullwinkle.cs.Colorado.EDU (Dave Wagner)
  • Date: 20 Feb 1996 11:06:41 -0600
  • Approved: usenet@wri.com
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  • Newsgroups: wri.mathgroup
  • Organization: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Sender: daemon at wri.com

In article <4g5814$g5d at dragonfly.wolfram.com>,
Jonathan Lee  <bobjon at gatewest.com> wrote:
>
>Is there a way to get the same effect as Length[FixedPointList[f, x, n]] 
>with FixedPoint. Or perhaps just a better way with FixedPointList or 
>something else? Any help appreciated

Try this:

    c = 0; FixedPoint[(c++; (#+2/#)/2)&, 1.] 
    1.41421

    c
    6

		Dave Wagner
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