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Re: FixedPoint

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  • Subject: [mg62246] Re: FixedPoint
  • From: Paul McHale <paul.mchale at _NO_$>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 04:15:44 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <dlenve$8ik$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On Wed, 16 Nov 2005 07:43:42 +0000 (UTC), "Scott" <sguthery at>

>Anybody know how to get FixedPoint to reveal how many iterations it had
>to perform before it found the fixed point; i.e. what n was when SameQ
>was satisfied and FixedPoint exited.
>Thanks for any insight.
>Cheers, Scott

Using FixedPointList will not only show iteration count but the value
of each iteration.  To find the iteration count, just use Length on
the list returned.

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