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Re: Hi presision problem

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  • Subject: [mg84116] Re: [mg84098] Hi presision problem
  • From: Daniel Lichtblau <danl at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:41:35 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200712100938.EAA16396@smc.vnet.net>

Artūras Acus wrote:
> Dear Group,
> 
> How to calculate the expression with higher than machine precision?
> Mathematica 6 seems runs into serious problems (gives Inderetrminate)
> 
> N[1 - Pi^(-InverseGammaRegularized[1, 0, 1 - 1/Sqrt[E]]) , 20]
> 
> 
> Sincerely, Arturas Acus

This is a bug which came about due to subtle changes in N[] during 
development of version 5. It will be fixed for a future release. At 
present a workaround would be to Do the numerical evaluation on an 
argument of InverseGammaRegularized, e.g.

In[2]:= InputForm[1 - Pi^(-InverseGammaRegularized[1, 0, 1 - 
1/Sqrt[N[E,20]]])]

Out[2]//InputForm= 
0.43581041645224371305192054846675547818`19.857529934737872

Daniel Lichtblau
Wolfram Research




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