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Re: Why won't Horner[] work?

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  • Subject: [mg59038] Re: [mg58978] Why won't Horner[] work?
  • From: "Jose Luis Gomez" <jose.luis.gomez at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 01:25:23 -0400 (EDT)
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Paul, it seems to me that you forgot to upload the Algebra`Horner package
before using the Horner command.

If that is the case, then quit Mathematica (or just quit the Kernel), start
again and execute the commands in the proper order: first load the package
and then load the command:

Horner[Fit[ {{1, 200}, {200, 0}, {400, 200}}, {1, x, x^2}, x], x]


-----Mensaje original-----
De: Paul McHale [mailto:paul.mchale at _NO_$] 
Enviado el: Martes, 26 de Julio de 2005 03:02 a.m.
Para: mathgroup at
Asunto: [mg58978] Why won't Horner[] work?

When I issue the command:

In:= Fit[ {{1,200},{200,0},{400,200}}, {1,x,x^2}, x]

Out:= 202.01 - 2.01508 x + 0.00502513 x^2

This seems good.  But when I do

In:= Horner[Fit[ {{1,200},{200,0},{400,200}}, {1,x,x^2}, x]]

Out:= Horner[202.01 - 2.01508 x + 0.00502513 x^2]

Why doesn't it evaluate the polynomial?  To I need to convert the
output of fit?


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