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*Subject*: Re: a plea for more reliable mathematical routines*From*: Jonathan Joseph <jj(at)scorpio.tn.cornell.edu>*Date*: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 12:52:21 -0400*Newsgroups*: comp.lang.idl-pvwave*Organization*: Cornell University*References*: <7r90g4$rqb$1@nnrp1.deja.com> <37D82EA9.BA62A369@wellesley.edu> <7re25a$dvm$1@news.doit.wisc.edu> <37DE3DF0.6E7BC9B3@fz-juelich.de>*Sender*: verified_for_usenet(at)cornell.edu (jj21 on scorpio.tn.cornell.edu)*Xref*: news.doit.wisc.edu comp.lang.idl-pvwave:16556

Theo Brauers wrote: > In our group we do rely on a number of the built-in math routines of IDL and > I would really appreciate if this group could assemble a warning list of > bugs in the math routines of IDL. IMO most of the IDL user/programmers do > simple checks for the correctness of their code but they might never > check the math routines in detail. I fully agree with Theo, I've been reading this interesting thread and I'm a bit concerned. I don't use heavy duty math routines extensively, but I use a few that I could not be sure if they are really working correctly. Some people posting to this thread have mentioned (seemingly knowingly) problems in some IDL math routines. I've seen a few examples mentioned, but a list of known problems would be very useful. Is there such a list compiled anywhere? If not, could those doing the talking help in creating one? -Jonathan

**References**:**ODEPACK***From:*ushomirs

**a plea for more reliable mathematical routines***From:*Richard G. French

**Re: a plea for more reliable mathematical routines***From:*Theo Brauers

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