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Re: Re: Off by 0.00000001, Why?

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  • Subject: [mg37434] Re: [mg37386] Re: [mg37378] Off by 0.00000001, Why?
  • From: Sseziwa Mukasa <mukasa at jeol.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 00:09:34 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Saturday, October 26, 2002, at 02:03 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:

> Under Mathematica 4.2, I obtain the same result as you -- off by 1 in
> the last decimal place displayed from what is shown in Maeder's book.
>
> That was on a Pentium 4 PC.  Could it be that Maeder was using a
> different hardware platform, and that that alone would account for the
> difference?  Actually, I'd be surprised if that were the reason, 
> because
> I applied NumberForm[%, 15] to the result and obtained:
>
>     0.00157908413803032
>

I get exactly the same result on a PowerPC G4.  Perhaps there is a typo?

Regards,

Sseziwa



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