Fernando Gouvea on Mon, 09 Jan 2023 20:34:55 +0100

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Re: floor(PI)

(14:33) gp > PI
%2 = PI
(14:33) gp > Pi
%3 = 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028842

On 1/9/2023 2:23 PM, Ruud H.G. van Tol wrote:

Is this on purpose?

? floor(PI)
% = PI

(I expected 3)

-- Ruud

Fernando Q. Gouvea         http://www.colby.edu/~fqgouvea
Carter Professor of Mathematics
Dept. of Mathematics
Colby College              
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[Will Hunting] is not portrayed as ever struggling with anything
mathematical. Without the presence of such a struggle, the achievement
of making a mathematical discovery easily loses its attraction, and so
the film misses an essential emotional element of the experience of
doing mathematics... Indeed, no one in the film is portrayed as taking
particular pleasure in doing mathematics.
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