Re: problem with 'FortranForm' of Mathematica 3.0

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg17949] Re: problem with 'FortranForm' of Mathematica 3.0*From*: "David Keith" <dkeith at sarif.com>*Date*: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 02:56:12 -0400*Organization*: Hevanet Communications*References*: <7j591c$fuv@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I think it does this because it isn't a Real. It has FullForm: Times[Rational[1,12],Power[7,Rational[1,2]]] Using N[] or //N will allow FortranForm to work as you expect: In[8]:=FortranForm[Sqrt[7]/12]//N Out[8]//FortranForm=0.2204792759220492 Now, can anyone tell me how to make Outlook Express quit assuuming // indicates a hyperlink to a file? Dave Xiaogang Wang wrote in message <7j591c$fuv at smc.vnet.net>... > I found Mathematica 3.0's command 'FortranForm' gives bad results!! > >Example: >>FortranForm[Sqrt[7]/12] > >Sqrt(7)/11.99999999999999 > >while Mathematica 2.2.3 gives correct results > >How to solve this small 'bug'? Thanks! > >Xiaogang Wang > > >