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Re: Serious Bug in Mathematica 7 and 8.0.4.0 (latest version)


One could argue that because those digits were not specified, they
could be anything.

Just kidding! Still, they could be anything.



On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 5:41 AM, Alexander Mayer <amayer at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> In[1]:= (* This notebook produced by Mathematica 8.0.4.0 *)
> (* Platform: OSX 10.6.8 on MacBook Pro *)
>
> In[1]:= b = 6371.01 (* We set the value of b to this real number. *)
>
> Out[1]= 6371.01
>
> In[2]:= SetPrecision[a = b, 20] (* We test the actual value of b. *)
>
> Out[2]= 6371.0100000000002183
>
> In[3]:= (* Mathematica has added a small constant! *)



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