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Re: ARghh!!

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  • Subject: [mg18825] Re: ARghh!!
  • From: "Neal E. Tornberg" <neal.e.tornberg at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:19:36 -0400
  • Organization: Boeing
  • References: <7n12tn$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

The inp that produced the out might help, but I suspect you need to tell
Mathematica to get the numerical result (inp ....//N) or use reals (1. instead
of 1)

O. Matt Umurhan wrote:
> To Whomever Can Help Me:
> I am having the worst time dealing with a complex numbered expression.
> The problem is this:  I have a numerical expression I wish mathematica
> to evaluate, the expression happens to be complex.  So, I have it
> do the evaluation and for output it gives me, for example,
> Out[122]=       ((1+ 2 I) - (43 - 4 I))
> when the ouput ought to read:
> Out[123]=      -42 - 2 I
> it leaves the output with these damned parenthesis in there and
> I do not know, for the life of me, how get take this output and
> remove these strange and pesky parens.
> Please, anyone,
> -mu
> Dr. O. M. Umurhan
> Center for Turbulence Research
> Nasa Ames Research Center
> Moffett Field, CA  94035
> (650)-604-3950

Neal E. Tornberg
neal.e.tornberg at

Nobody here thinks I speak for Boeing.
You shouldn't either.

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