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

 From: Bill Page Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] axiom--main--1--patch-31 Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 18:53:40 -0500

On Friday, March 18, 2005 6:33 PM Bob McElrath wrote:
>
> 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.  ;)

I think Knuth only used this for **major** versions.
TeX is older and it is currently at version 3.141592

>
> 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? My guess: address@hidden(42) is wrong...

\begin{axiom}
digits(2)
digits(3)
digits(4)
digits(5)
\begin{axiom}

Regards,
Bill Page.

>
> > 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
> >