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Re: Complex numbers in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg61676] Re: Complex numbers in Mathematica
  • From: per at RQNNE.invalid (Per Rønne)
  • Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 01:01:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200510250107.VAA16788@smc.vnet.net> <djkfq4$n1l$1@smc.vnet.net>
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Carl K. Woll <carlw at wolfram.com> wrote:

> Per Rønne wrote:
> > If I write:
> > 
> > In[8]=Factor[(5 - 3I) + (-4 + I)x + (1 - I)x^2]
> > 
> > I get
> > Nonreal::"warning": "Nonreal number encountered."
> > Out[8]= Nonreal
> > 
> > The same with Sqrt[-1].
> > 
> > Why doesn't it show the complex numbers? According to the books it
> > should - is it a matter of preferences set?
> > 
> > I'm using Mathematica Teacher's Edition 1.1 on MacOS X.
> 
> It appears that you have the package Miscellaneous`RealOnly` loaded.

Yes, and the problem has been solved.

But why is the thread so often destroyed in this newsgroup?
-- 
Per Erik Rønne


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