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Re: Mathematica and F#


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
> 
> 
> 




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