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Re: Min[], Max[]

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg48356] Re: Min[], Max[]
  • From: "Roger L. Bagula" <rlbtftn at netscape.net>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 07:17:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <c8rutb$8nl$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

It seems to be setting sorting minimums
and maximums.
Numbers which everything is less than or more than , in general.
So that this null list/ null set is the reference
for the operation and the member of any set that the operation is 
performed on... It is probably a standard Lisp
method that they used in making up Mathematica.

Frank Brand wrote:
> Dear newsgroup members,
> 
> can anyone explain me what´s the sense in the definition of
> 
> Min[{}]= Infinity and Max[{}]= -Infinity
> 
> Thanks in advance
> Frank
> 
> 
> Prof. Dr. Frank Brand
> Budapester Str. 13
> 10787 Berlin
> 
> +49 (0)30 - 25 79 36 62
> 0179 - 215 58 04
> 
> frank.brand at t-online.de
> 


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