Re: What does " 1.' " mean ?

• To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
• Subject: [mg66704] Re: [mg66661] What does " 1.' " mean ?
• From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>
• Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 03:52:51 -0400 (EDT)
• References: <200605260817.EAA01766@smc.vnet.net>
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```1

means you are looking at an exact number with a nominal value of 1
(infinite precision & accuracy)

1.`

means you are looking a a machine precision number with a nominal value of 1

1.2`23

means you are looking at a number with a nominal value of 1.2 and 23
digits of precision

1.525``5

means you are looking at a number with a nominal value of 1.525 and 5
digits of accuracy

Mathematica gives its definition of precision and accuracy (which are
not independent) in section 3.1.4 of the Mathematica Book.

On 5/26/06, Arkalen <skizzir at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Warning : I am a complete newbie at using Mathematica.
>
> I have used NSolve to solve systems of non linear equations, and it gives
> me results which look good except they contain several "1.'abc" where abc
> are parameters. (that's "one period apostrophe").
> I assume it's shorthand notation for something but I can't tell what, the
> Mathematica experts I might ask are all gone for a week and I can't find
> it in the book.
>
> Anyone know what it means ?
>
>

--
http://chris.chiasson.name/

```

• Prev by Date: Re: Re: help!!
• Next by Date: Re: What does " 1.' " mean ?
• Previous by thread: What does " 1.' " mean ?
• Next by thread: Re: What does " 1.' " mean ?