Re: Re: Mathematica and F#

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91648] Re: [mg91614] Re: Mathematica and F#*From*: Daniel Lichtblau <danl at wolfram.com>*Date*: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 01:53:55 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200808290811.EAA23491@smc.vnet.net>

Salvatore Mangano wrote: > When most of the work is in the functions (Tan, Sqrt, etc.) then the majority > of the time you are executed pure machine code in Mathematica, .NET, Java, > etc. The point of Compile is to short circuit all the layers on top of > this machine code that have to account for the fact that Mathematica will > glady give you the Tan of almost anything but the kitchen sink -- but I > should probably try that before posting! :-) Oh yes, indeed you should ("O frabjous day...") In[1]:= Tan[Khinchin//Sinc] // N Out[1]= 0.165514 See also: http://groups.google.com/group/sci.math.symbolic/msg/a67ceacfa3c2933b http://groups.google.com/group/sci.math.symbolic/browse_thread/thread/2532a4295d676573/44b4d6452815f689?lnk=gst&q=riddle+Lichtblau#44b4d6452815f689 (Great day for silly puns, no?) Daniel Lichtblau Wolfram Research

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**References**:**Re: Mathematica and F#***From:*Salvatore Mangano <smangano@into-technology.com>