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Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?
U=BFytkownik "Richard Fateman" <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> napisa=B3 w wiadomo=B6ci grup dyskusyjnych:iuuko3$eqi$1 at smc.vnet.net... > 2.0 (indeed, any floating point number) is a perfectly respectable way > of denoting a number that can be expressed in higher precision by adding > binary zeros. WRI doesn't agree. Mathematica is very simple to use. Of course, it is the entire programming language, advanced concepts, etc. However it seems that in order to calculate 2 Sqrt is need no special knowledge nor special care. Nevertheless, it appears that although the language itself does not enforce this, calculations require very formal definitions of all variables. slawek