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Re: error with Sum and Infinity

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  • Subject: [mg102347] Re: error with Sum and Infinity
  • From: ADL <alberto.dilullo at>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 06:31:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h56bq2$buv$> <>

My sincere appreciation to Daniel Lichtblau's reply.
In my opinion, this is the right attitude towards an issue which only
has the effect of confusing users and adding nothing to their
understanding of math and computer science.



On Aug 5, 11:40 am, Daniel Lichtblau <d... at> wrote:
> Richard Fateman wrote:
> > You've gotten several of the standard work-arounds or excuses, which ar=
> > really  standard issue here.
> > 1. Mathematica is doing the right thing; [by definition] so the mistake
> > is yours.
> The common variant is to claim that it's a feature and not a bug. That
> tends to avoid placing blame one way or the other.
> Many here would agree with this diagnosis. We have endeavored to repair
> it (see below).
> Daniel Lichtblau
> Wolfram Research

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