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Re: algebraic numbers
On Jan 7, 12:29 am, DrMajorBob <btre... at austin.rr.com> wrote: > > Bobby, you're looking at how machine reals are *encoded*, and a > > *subset* of them is encoded as if they were precise rationals, as you > > say. But what matters is how they *behave*. > > If RootApproximant@RandomReal succeeds, that random number is algebraic, > according to Mathematica... yes or no? Since the result of RandomReal represents a neighborhood, success of RootApproximant here indicates the presence of an algebraic number in that neighborhood. Seems unremarkable to me.