Re: Mathematica and F#

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91655] Re: Mathematica and F#*From*: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at telia.com>*Date*: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 04:31:43 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200808290811.EAA23491@smc.vnet.net> <200808300553.BAA02797@smc.vnet.net>

Very punny indeed! Now we can see the real value of the kitchen sink, with 50 digits, if that is a way to go to softly and suddenly vanish away. In the midst of my laughter and glee Ingolf Dahl PS What I REALLY want to know is how long time it will take to calculate the number 0.16402699851972425304296992223802272120869268191790635038384695197179\ 23769450889289742941870656428611 with F# DS > -----Original Message----- > From: Daniel Lichtblau [mailto:danl at wolfram.com] > Sent: den 30 augusti 2008 07:54 > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Subject: 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/2532a4295d676573/44b4d6452815f689?lnk=gst&q=riddle+Lic > htblau#44b4d6452815f689 > > (Great day for silly puns, no?) > > Daniel Lichtblau > Wolfram Research > > >

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

**Re: Re: Mathematica and F#***From:*Daniel Lichtblau <danl@wolfram.com>