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Re: what does this error message mean

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  • Subject: [mg75077] Re: [mg75058] what does this error message mean
  • From: Sseziwa Mukasa <mukasa at jeol.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:10:57 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200704160806.EAA09423@smc.vnet.net>

On Apr 16, 2007, at 4:06 AM, Fulya Ba=F0c=FD wrote:

> Hello,
>   I get an error message:
>   The function value `3` is not a number at `2` = `1`.
>   I want to learn what does it mean? What do I have to do?
>
>    (I was using FindFit and FindMinimum functions in Mathematica 
> 5.2. Both of them didn't yield the intended results and showed the 
> above error message.)

Without the expression you were evaluating it's hard to tell, but I 
suspect you evaluated an expression you expected to have a numeric 
value and it does not.  You can use TraceDialog[expression,Message
[___]] to enter a dialog at the point in evaluation that the message 
is issued.  The offending expression should be the previous 
expression on the Stack.

Regards,

Ssezi=


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