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

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  • Subject: [mg70468] Re: "Not a floating-point number" WHY?
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 02:58:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <egvbr1$s16$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

can you tell me how we shall find out what input
produce

| Out[1]:=  { {30.06, 23523}, {56. 38,00005}}

because
 {56. 38,00005}

is what ??

{56.38, 5}

or
{56.39, "00005"}

??
Regards
  Jens

"Henning Heiberg-Andersen" 
<henning.heibergandersen at gmail.com> schrieb im 
Newsbeitrag news:egvbr1$s16$1 at smc.vnet.net...
|
| 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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