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Re: Re: Mathematica and F#

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  • 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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