[Maxima] numer and float -- was RE: exponential with complex exponents
Wed Sep 20 22:44:46 CDT 2006
OH, also, an expression involving %i is apparently too complicated for some
of the functions, so that's when rectform() is needed.
I'm not saying this is a good design, just an attempt to make sense of what
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> From: maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu [mailto:maxima-
> bounces at math.utexas.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Fateman
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 8:27 PM
> To: 'Joel B. Mohler'
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> Subject: [Maxima] numer and float -- was RE: exponential with complex
> I think the idea was that ev(...,numer) would run some math functions
> exponential to be evaluated, if their arguments were numbers.
> The result is then simplified. Ev(...,float) would change rational
> constants like 1/2 to floating point.
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