Re: Change in Times behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica
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- Subject: [mg114014] Re: Change in Times behavior from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 18:25:03 -0500 (EST)
This contradiction between the documentation and the behavior for 0.0 x
in Mathematica 8 holds under Windows (XP), too.
On 11/19/2010 5:10 AM, David Skulsky wrote:
> While testing Mathematica 8 on some heritage code, I found a problem
> which a colleague traced to a behavioral change in Times.
> Specifically, the documentation for Times states that "0 x evaluates
> to 0, but 0.0 x is left unchanged." This appears to be true in
> Mathematica 7 but not in Mathematica 8 (at least not under Mac OS X
> I have informed Wolfram about this change (bug?).
> Eli David Skulsky
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