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Re: Turning on numerical computation

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  • Subject: [mg62768] Re: Turning on numerical computation
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 03:37:08 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 12/4/05 at 5:57 AM, NewGuy at yahoo.com (New Guy) wrote:

>Can I make numeric answers the default until I want to go back to
>symbolic.  In other words, can I turn numeric on and off as my
>default output?

Yes. If you set the value of $Post to N, the all subsequent numeric output will be machine precision numbers. To get the normal default behaviour back, simply clear $Post.
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