Re: Real numerical computations

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg71767] Re: Real numerical computations*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:04:21 -0500 (EST)

On 11/27/06 at 4:04 AM, jcsantos at fc.up.pt (JosÃ© Carlos Santos) wrote: >With Mathematica, if I type >N[(-1.)^(1/3)] >I get >0.5 + 0.866025 i >This is correct, of course, but I would like to get -1. instead. How >do I tell Mathematica that I want a real result (if there is one)? Take a look at the package Miscellaneous`RealOnly` i.e. In[1]:= <<Miscellaneous`RealOnly` In[2]:= (-1)^(1/3)//N Out[2]= -1. -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four