Re: inconsistency with Inequality testing and Floor

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60178] Re: inconsistency with Inequality testing and Floor*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 01:26:49 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: The University of Western Australia*References*: <200508251034.GAA10208@smc.vnet.net> <demmfd$rf1$1@smc.vnet.net> <200509010613.CAA08855@smc.vnet.net> <dfbf58$iom$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <dfbf58$iom$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at akikoz.net> wrote: > And by the way, while > writing a review of Hans Stetter's "Numerical Polynomial Algebra", I > have found that Mathematica's significance arithmetic with its > automatic precision tracking performs performs very well when > combined with backward error based techniques that Stetter uses; in > fact quite a lot better than the other well known systems he was > using. I could even send you some examples of Matheamtica's > superiority but in view of the countless disputes on this topic that > you have initiated and that never get anywhere, I think it would be > pointless. If you are interested you can read my review when it > appears in Math Reviews as actually discusses Mathematica's numerics. This review may be of interest to readers of The Mathematica Journal. Perhaps a short discussion of this topic should appear in TMJ? Cheers, Paul _______________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: 61 8 6488 2734 School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 6488 1014 The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul

**References**:**Re: inconsistency with Inequality testing and Floor***From:*"Richard J. Fateman" <fateman@eecs.berkeley.edu>