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Re: RecurrenceTable can't finish

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  • Subject: [mg101278] Re: RecurrenceTable can't finish
  • From: EcoTheory <carroll.ian at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 06:30:45 -0400 (EDT)

Resolved. Sort of.

The problem vanishes (i.e. nspec equal to {i,1,n} works) when the above definition for d is replaced by

d[i_] := Piecewise[{{0, i == 0},{pi, i == n+1}}, 5/10 i/n];

Or any non-zero number aside from pi. I don't think RecurrenceTable needs to evaluate d[n+1], and the expression returned, so long as it is not zero, certainly doesn't effect the result. Weird.


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