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Re: Re: Mathematica and F#

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  • Subject: [mg91627] Re: [mg91614] Re: Mathematica and F#
  • From: "Salvatore Mangano" <smangano at into-technology.com>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 01:50:04 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200808290811.EAA23491@smc.vnet.net> <48B8115C.1080605@wolfram.com>

Love it! I stand corrected.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Lichtblau [mailto:danl at wolfram.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 11:10 AM
> To: Salvatore Mangano
> Cc: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: Re: [mg91614] Re: Mathematica and F#
> 
> 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/2532
> a4295d676573/44b4d6452815f689?lnk=gst&q=riddle+Lichtblau#44b4d6452815f689
> 
> (Great day for silly puns, no?)
> 
> Daniel Lichtblau
> Wolfram Research



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