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Re: Problem of polyfit

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: Re: Problem of polyfit
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 22:30:37 -0400

On  7-Oct-2005, Miroslaw Kwasniak wrote:

| On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 06:44:20PM -0700, Henry F. Mollet wrote:
| > [~] -bash-2.05b 501$ octave
| > GNU Octave, version 2.1.71 (powerpc-apple-darwin8.1.0).
| > This time around I was starting out with format long instead of default
| > format. I did not know that this was required to get higher precision. 
| It sounds horrible , none of my versions of octave has such behaviour !

None of mine do either.  The format command only controls how the
output is presented.  It has nothing to do with the way calculations
are performed.  So if you see a difference, there must be some
explanation other than format.


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