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Re: Fixed Point functions

  • Subject: [mg3274] Re: [mg3229] Fixed Point functions
  • From: jpk at apex.mpe.FTA-Berlin.de (Jens-Peer Kuska)
  • Date: 23 Feb 1996 10:07:53 -0600
  • Approved: usenet@wri.com
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  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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>Here's a quicky:

>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

>--Jonathan Lee

Try

In[1]:= cnt=0; FixedPoint[(cnt++: f[#]) &, x]
Out[1]= ...

finaly the iteration count is stored in cnt.

Hope that helps,
Jens


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