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Re: Re: Re: RandomComplex documentation


Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
> 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.
>   

Yes, that statement (as well as the statement for RandomComplex[domain, 
{n1,n2,...}]) in the tutorial will be fixed.

Darren Glosemeyer
Wolfram Research


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