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Re: $Post

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  • Subject: [mg67444] Re: $Post
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 03:19:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <e7j0ta$7ol$>
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Bruce Colletti schrieb:
> $Post = N displays all numeric output in digit form.  Thus, sqrt(2) appears as 1.4142.
> Likewise, $Post = If[MatrixQ@#, MatrixForm@#] & causes all matrices to appear as matrices.
> Unfortunately, I don't see how to establish both at once.  How would I do this?
> Thanx.
> Bruce

In[2]:= Sqrt[2]
Out[2]= 1.41421
In[3]:= {{Sqrt[2]}}
Out[3]//MatrixForm= (1.41421)

does not do what you expect?

To get results close to the exact values in less trivial cases, I would recommend N[If[...],16] instead of N at If[...].


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