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Re: Bug in Rational arithmetic?

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  • Subject: [mg99007] Re: Bug in Rational arithmetic?
  • From: Scott Hemphill <hemphill at>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 03:44:25 -0400 (EDT)
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Scott Hemphill <hemphill at> writes:

> I am running Mathematica 5.1 for Linux.  I know that this is an old
> version and don't expect a fix to my software.  It would be good to
> know whether anyone can reproduce this problem with mine or any other
> version of the software.  If the members of this list (and the
> moderator) don't object, I could post the 900+ line input file as a
> follow-up.  Otherwise, does anyone know a good place to upload this
> file?


Daniel Lichtblau followed this up with me offline.  The short of it is
that, yes, I uncovered a real bug that existed in Mathematica from
about March, 2004 until about November, 2004.  My version of
Mathematica was built in October, 2004.  The problem is fixed in later

Scott Hemphill	hemphill at
"This isn't flying.  This is falling, with style."  -- Buzz Lightyear

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