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Re: Arithmetic Problems

From: Jim Van Zandt
Subject: Re: Arithmetic Problems
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 07:59:37 -0500

Beng Tiong Tan <address@hidden> writes:

> I encounter one problem...
>     octave: 241> 4777.2^2
>     ans = %.-3f
> Is thsi a bug?

With Octave 2.0.9 (Debian package 2.0.9-1), I get the correct answer:

octave:1> 4777.2^2
ans =  2.2822e+07
octave:2> sqrt(2.2822e+07)
ans = 4777.2

Maybe you have an older version, or it is incorrectly installed.

                                     - Jim Van Zandt

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