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How Do I Check My Results in Mathematica?

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Mathematica is one of the most reliable pieces of software ever written, and every version must pass a great number of tests before it is shipped. But no piece of software is perfect, and on the user side there may always be typos or errors in inputs. Of course, the first line of defense against incorrect results is common sense. For example, one should always ask: Is the order of magnitude plausible? Is the result plausible?

Additionally, there are some simple tests you can do in Mathematica to check your results without a lot of effort. In more complex cases, more complex tests might be necessary.

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