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Re: "Not a floating-point number" WHY?

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  • Subject: [mg70462] Re: "Not a floating-point number" WHY?
  • From: dimmechan at yahoo.com
  • Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 02:58:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <egvbr1$s16$1@smc.vnet.net>

I don't know what is happening.
In my system everything works fine.

small={{30.06,23523},{56. 38,5}};

ListPlot[small, PlotStyle -> PointSize[0.02]]
(*plot to be displayed*)

Henning Heiberg-Andersen wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a hard time trying to understand why I get the floating-point error
> in this
> particular case: I dont't see what's wrong with the list I am trying to
> plot.
> Here it is:
>
>
> In[1]:=  small=Take[vec,2]
>
> Out[1]:=  { {30.06, 23523}, {56. 38,00005}}
>
> In[2]:=  ListPlot[small]
>
> Then I get the error message:
>
> Graphics::gptn : Coordinate 30.06 in {30.06, 23523} is not a floating-point
> number.
>
> Hope someone can explain this to me.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Henning Heiberg-Andersen


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