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Re: [Axiom-developer] Exact Number Domain

From: Ralf Hemmecke
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] Exact Number Domain
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 15:30:16 +0200
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On 09/21/2006 03:14 PM, address@hidden wrote:
Here's a proposal

Is is possible to create a domain which stores numbers so they always have an exact representation that terminates?

No it is not. At least not until you reveal what you understand by a "number" and what properties it should have.

BTW, how would you store \pi in a finite way? Is it 1 in base \pi?


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