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Re: Weird behavior of NumberForm in ver 5.1

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  • Subject: [mg55125] Re: [mg55107] Weird behavior of NumberForm in ver 5.1
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 04:57:43 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200503120737.CAA21041@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
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I see the same bug in version 5.1.1.

Bobby

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 02:37:02 -0500 (EST), Luis Rademacher <lrademac at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Please compare the result of NumberForm between 5.0 and 5.1. It seems to
> me that the right output is the one given by 5.0. Also tried a similar
> example on 4.2, which seems to agree with 5.0
>
> ------------------------------------------------
>
> In[1]:=
> NumberForm[{0.073808836682`30,0.794740579742`30},5]
>
> Out[1]//NumberForm=
> {0.073809,0.79474}
>
> In[2]:=
> $Version
>
> Out[2]=
> 5.0 for Linux (November 18, 2003)
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> In[1]:=
> NumberForm[{0.073808836682`30,0.794740579742`30},5]
>
> Out[1]//NumberForm=
> {0.073809,0.794740000000000000000000000000}
>
> In[2]:=
> $Version
>
> Out[2]=
> 5.1 for Linux (October 25, 2004)
>
> ------------------------------------------------
>
> Does anybody know what is going on here?
>
> Luis.
>
>
>
>



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