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Re: number dot (with space)

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  • Subject: [mg99799] Re: number dot (with space)
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.com>
  • Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 04:16:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gugars$ekm$1@smc.vnet.net>


Hi Emin,

"1." is an machine number with a limited precision. "1" is an accurate 

number.

Daniel



Emin Gahramanov wrote:

> Hi guys,

> sorry for the silly question (I am a Mathematica dummy). I have integrated 

> out an expression, and I do not know how to interpret the term like this:

> (-1. g + r)^4)

> What throws me off is "1. g" (g is a parameter), what is that dot after one

>  and there is also a SPACE after the dot and before "g" symbol. Sometimes I

>  get smth. like "1. r" what is that supposed to mean? If r=2, then how to

>  interpret the latter? Is it 1.2?? Or? Thanks.

> 




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