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Re: an easy one?

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  • Subject: [mg88897] Re: an easy one?
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 06:54:14 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Francisco,

as you do not give an explicite example, I make one up: calculation of 

Sqrt[2] using Newtons method: xnew= xold+ f[xold]/f'[xold] starting with 

1.. Where f[x]= x^2-2 and we want an error <10^-6:


hope this helps, Daniel

Francisco Gutierrez wrote:

> I have a code (for clustering) that works well with FixedPointList.

>   It takes the following form:

>   FixedPointList[veamos[dataset,#]&, prototipos,10]


>   where veamos is a function that acts on the dataset and prototipos,

>   and prototipos is also a list of lists (for example {{5,5},{10,10}} )


>   But of course using FixedPointList is imperfect. I want to use NestWhileList instead, with a criterion of termination acting on prototipos (i.e., if the absolute value of the substraction of the penultimate prototipos and the last prototipos is less than a certain amount, say 0.01, then stop).


>   But I haven´t been able.

>   Can somebody help me?

>   Thanks

>   Francisco Gutiérrez



Daniel Huber

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