Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg120309] Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 06:14:06 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <ius5op$2g7$1@smc.vnet.net> <ius7b6$30t$1@smc.vnet.net> <ivrmd0$82e$1@smc.vnet.net> <201107171002.GAA17208@smc.vnet.net>

On 17 Jul 2011, at 12:02, Richard Fateman wrote: > I think your comment might be more aptly directed toward the study of > pure math. Since I've raised the hackles of the physicists, why not > poke the mathematicians in the eye too. (My Phd is in Applied Math, my > bachelor's degree is in Physics [&math]). Well, OK. Vladimir Arnold quotes Poincare as saying: "There is no Applied Mathematics, there are only applications of mathematics." Would that explain certain things? Andrzej Kozlowski

**References**:**Re: Numerical accuracy/precision - this is a bug or a feature?***From:*Richard Fateman <fateman@cs.berkeley.edu>