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## RE: 0^0 = ?

 From: Randy Gober Subject: RE: 0^0 = ? Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 07:18:01 -0600

```In octave 2.1.50 -->
>> 0^0
ans = 1
>>

So it works they way you want. This however makes me nervous because

Lim x^0 = 1
X->0

But

Lim 0^x = 0
X-> 0

Therefore I would prefer 0^0 to return "NaN"

--Randy

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 7:33 PM
Subject: 0^0 = ?

I knows that in Matlab 0^0 (0 to the power of 0) may be 0 or 1 and it is not
indefinite.

How about 0^0 in Octave? It is convenient in my program if 0^0 = 1.

Cong

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