Re: Ha! a document that FAILS because it is in notebook

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg106954] Re: [mg106919] Ha! a document that FAILS because it is in notebook*From*: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>*Date*: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 07:47:45 -0500 (EST)*References*: <201001280744.CAA23579@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: drmajorbob at yahoo.com

I get this, four times: Sin[10.^50] 0.92455 and also: Sin[N[10.^50, 100]] 0.92455 but N[Sin@(10^50), 100] -0.7896724934293100827102895399174077539600834046214027191457808736221\ 899969800609898633436757589688470 It's best to avoid those machine-precision numbers, it seems. Bobby On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 01:44:26 -0600, Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> wrote: > In your Mathematica documentation reader, look for > > tutorial/WhyYouDoNotUsuallyNeedToKnowAboutInternals > > and scroll down to In[9] ... > > and notice that the example fails because it is in notebook form. :) > > > I was inspired to write out a more detailed commentary on this document, > which you can see at > > http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~fateman/papers/MmaInternalsResponse.pdf > > no notebook reader required. > -- DrMajorBob at yahoo.com

**References**:**Ha! a document that FAILS because it is in notebook form!***From:*Richard Fateman <fateman@cs.berkeley.edu>