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Re: Possible bug in Floor function?

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  • From: John Doty <noqsiaerospace at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 03:03:53 -0500 (EST)
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On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 1:43:20 AM UTC-5, Itai Seggev wrote:

> It's not a bug per se, but it is a somewhat unfortunate edge case.  No one has
>
> really hit on the fundamental issue,

I hit on it in my post in this thread, and you didn't address one one the important details here. Let me repeat:

Floor[] seems to have no trouble with other hairy expressions that happen to equal integers, for example "((-1)^(1/3) + (-1)^(2/3))/Sqrt[-3]". But a mere Simplify[] reduces that to 1. Perhaps that's where the real bug is. Does Floor[] try Simplify[]? Maybe Simplify[] should be transforming things like Log[100]/Log[10].



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