       Re: //N bug, but WHY?

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• Subject: [mg58648] Re: //N bug, but WHY?
• From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
• Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 05:21:32 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: Uni Leipzig
• References: <data3n\$mec\$1@smc.vnet.net>
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```Hi,
if you use N[] the expression is converted into
machine precision numbers,
these numbers have only 16 digits and if you make
calculations with
numbers that need more than 16 digits you get
errors.
Try
Block[{\$MaxExtraPrecision = 1000},
(N[#1, 32] & )[Cosh[(43*Pi)/Sqrt] +
(1 - Cosh[43*Sqrt*Pi])*Csch[43*Sqrt*Pi]*
Sinh[(43*Pi)/Sqrt]]]

Regards
Jens

"symbio" <symbio at has.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:data3n\$mec\$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Evaluating (using //N) two exact same
> expressions, gives wrong answer unless
> fullsimplify is used first, I spent 2 days on a
> was wrong, but turned out Mathematica 5 was
> giving me buggy answers, I
> debugged it to this point, but WHY in the world
> help!!!
>
> cut and paste below to see the test case:
>
> In:=
> \!\(\(Cosh[\(43\ \[Pi]\)\/\@2] + \((1 - Cosh[43\
> \@2\ \[Pi]])\)\ Csch[
>            43\ \@2\ \[Pi]]\ Sinh[\(43\
> \[Pi]\)\/\@2] // FullSimplify\) //
>    N\[IndentingNewLine]
>  Cosh[\(43\ \[Pi]\)\/\@2] + \((1 - Cosh[43\ \@2\
> \[Pi]])\)\ Csch[
>          43\ \@2\ \[Pi]]\ Sinh[\(43\
> \[Pi]\)\/\@2] // N\)
> Out=
> \!\(6.551787517854307`*^-42\)
> Out=
> \!\(\(-1.9342813113834067`*^25\)\)
>
>
>
> thanks,
>

```

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