       Re: For loop problem in mathematica

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• Subject: [mg90288] Re: For loop problem in mathematica
• From: "Dana DeLouis" <dana.del at gmail.com>
• Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 04:00:15 -0400 (EDT)

> x=0;For[i = 1, i < 10,000,000, i++, x = x + 1/(i^2)];N[Sqrt(6*x),25]

I know this is a question about looping, but just to mention...

Sum[1/r^2, {r, Infinity}]

Pi^2/6

HarmonicNumber[Infinity, 2]

Pi^2/6

Or...just use the '2 (ie i^2) in the Zeta function

Zeta

Pi^2/6

Hence...

Sqrt[6*Zeta]

Pi

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HTH
Dana DeLouis

"PhysNova" <skhoshbinfar at gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> i wrote a simple program of evaluating Pi number in M6 to test cpu
> computation timing, to do this a simple for loop
>
> was used:
>
> x=0;For[i = 1, i < 10,000,000, i++, x = x + 1/(i^2)];N[Sqrt(6*x),25]//
> Timing
>
> the result was catastrophe! it take few minuates. but i first expect
> to do this very simple job in few
>
> seconds.computation time is just satisfactory up to 100000 cycle.
>
> could anyone interperet this falut?
> our get an idea to improve the result?
>
> Tanks
>

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