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## Re: [Axiom-developer] axiom--main--1--patch-31

 From: Bob McElrath Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] axiom--main--1--patch-31 Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:32:30 -0800 User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040523i

I have a feeling Axiom will go through at least 42 more releases in its
lifetime.  (at least, I hope)  Somehow, I think people might not notice
that version 2.71828182845904523536028747135266249775724 is not the same
as 2.718281828459045235360287471352662497757247.  ;)

Ok how do I do that in axiom?

\begin{axiom}
\begin{axiom}

gives me the value, but how do I change the number of digits displayed?

> Tim,
>
> You know how Knuth choose approximations to the number
> \pi for version of TeX? Maybe for Axiom we should do the
> same with %e? ;) Like so
>
>   version 2.7
>   version 2.72
>   version 2.718
>
> It seems appropriate that the implication that the project
> is converging toward some goal, rather than drifting from
> inspiration to inspiration like some other programs I know :)
>
> Not seriously, but it might be fun.
--
Cheers,
Bob McElrath [Univ. of California at Davis, Department of Physics]

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand
on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it,
forever.  -- Noam Chomsky


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