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Re: Limit bug in Calculus\Limit ???

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  • Subject: [mg8534] Re: [mg8488] Limit bug in Calculus\Limit ???
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgeVW3 at worldnet.att.net>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 02:20:42 -0400
  • Organization: AT&T
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I looked at the Limit.m source. It describes itself as a development
version. Possibly, it was not meant to be used. Obviously, this answer
is wrong. I get the same result with MMA 3.0.1 on a PowerMac.

George V. Woodrow III


Lars A. Stole wrote:
> 
> I am using Mma 3.0 on a NextStep 3.3 PentiumPro Intel machine;  I
> have also successfully reproduced the problem on a Sparc running Mma
> 3.0.
> 
> The following command
> 
>         Limit[E^(2/y),y->0]
> 
> returns the correct answer "infinity" when the Calculus`Limit`
> package IS NOT loaded.  When the Limit package IS_loaded (which I had
> thought meant even more functionality), I incorrectly obtain "0" as
> the answer.
> 
> Why is the Limit.m generating an incorrect answer?  Is this a known
> bug?  And if so, is there a list of known bugs that a user can
> access?
> 
> Thanks.


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