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Re: Re: RandomComplex documentation

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg80185] Re: [mg80124] Re: RandomComplex documentation
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 07:09:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200708130832.EAA27489@smc.vnet.net>

On 13 Aug 2007, at 10:32, Bill Rowe wrote:

> On 8/12/07 at 7:24 AM, akoz at mimuw.edu.pl (Andrzej Kozlowski) wrote:
>
>> Here is a extract from the documentation for RandomComplex:
>
>> "RandomComplex[range,n] gives a list of n pseudorandom complex
>> numbers."
>
>> and now here is an extract from tutorial/RandomNumberGeneration:
>
>> "RandomComplex[domain,n] gives a list of n pseudorandom reals"
>
>> ???
>
> Given:
>
> In[1]:= RandomComplex[{0, 1}, 5]
>
> Out[1]= {0.031873580468932516 + 0. \[ImaginaryI],
>   0.5275216955764901 + 0. \[ImaginaryI],
>   0.665414621684336 + 0. \[ImaginaryI],
>   0.11248161136844037 + 0. \[ImaginaryI],
>   0.3548022392621708 + 0. \[ImaginaryI]}
>
> In[2]:= $Version
>
> Out[2]= 6.0 for Mac OS X PowerPC (32-bit) (June 19, 2007)
>
> I conclude there is simply an error in the tutorial

Hmm ... you seem to have reached as your "conclusion" what for me was  
an "implicit assumption"  (too obvious to bother to state).
Let me then restate myself. My real question was:  is anyone going to  
do anything about it?
And another thing: the question was (is) addressed only to people who  
are in a position to do something about it.

(Perhaps I will have to learn to use these silly smileys, but  
unfortunately I don't know of   any that indicate "irony", which  
seems to be a weak point of this forum. Obviously the triple question  
mark did not work as I intended) .

Andrzej Kozlowski





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