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documentation NestWhile

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg71489] documentation NestWhile
  • From: "ben" <benjamin.friedrich at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 18:11:53 -0500 (EST)

Dear group,

This is an info about a possible flaw in the documentation of

NestWhile[f, expr, test, m, max]

On my machine the order of arguments as above doesn't work,
however

NestWhile[f, expr, test, max,m]

is fine. I suppose there is a flow in the manual.

Bye
Ben

the doc

"NestWhile[f, expr, test] starts with expr, then repeatedly \
applies f until applying test to the result no longer yields True. \
NestWhile[f, expr, test, m] supplies the most recent m results as
arguments \
for test at each step. NestWhile[f, expr, test, All] supplies all
results so \
far as arguments for test at each step. NestWhile[f, expr, test, m,
max] \
applies f at most max times. NestWhile[f, expr, test, m, max, n]
applies f an \
extra n times. NestWhile[f, expr, test, m, max, -n] returns the result
found \
when f had been applied n fewer times."

My Mathematica
Version Number: 5.2.0.0
Platform: X


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