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Numerics in Mathematica 3.0

Mark Sofroniou
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Kernel Technology
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematica Journal
Year: 1996
Volume: 6
Issue: 4
Page range: 64-73

Mathematica 3.0 has several new and important numerical features. They include a new input syntax for floating-point numbers, enhancements to the function N, and a mechanism for extending the functionality of symbolic constants. This article summarized the precision model used by Mathematica, and explains these new features. The caching mechanism for numerical quantities is also described.

*Mathematica Technology > Kernel > Numerics
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