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Re: notation using # with exponents and &

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  • Subject: [mg93173] Re: notation using # with exponents and &
  • From: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 02:00:46 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ge6nik$ll4$1@smc.vnet.net> <ge9f4d$992$1@smc.vnet.net>

AES wrote:

> 
> I can see  #1^#2 & as evidently a pure function.  But if the function 
> definition also contains parameters that can be varied, is it still a 
> pure function?  And if so, what does "pure" really mean?
> 

A pure function in Mathematica does not mean a function whose value 
depends only on its arguments.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk



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