Bill Allombert on Fri, 19 Mar 2004 16:05:02 +0100

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Re: sqrt(9)

On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 01:26:59PM -0000, Jon Perry wrote:
> I would expect 9^(1/2)=3.0000000000000, or even 3.

It give 3.000000000000000000000000000 with the CVS version.

> I know we been through this before, is there a quick fix, or is the problem
> irresolvable?
>      GP/PARI CALCULATOR Version 2.1.3 (released)
>    i686 running cygwin (ix86 kernel) 32-bit version
>  (readline v4.0 enabled, extended help not available)

You might want to try a newer version, at least for testing purpose.
Look here:

> The 16^1/4 and 256^1/4 results seem incompatible.

16^1/4 means really (16^1)/4. I don't see any incompatibilities here.


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