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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Ah..........got it!

I had looked at the old posts again and tried to use a-z<0.000000001, but that didn't work although I thought it would. However, your ABS fixed it.

Thanks!

*EDIT:* I've altered the code I posted.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Does it work better or does it still only get there for the interval you had?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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It's just as fast and gives exactly the same result as my original code, which is accurate to 15 digits only. I don't know how to get more digits than that in LB.

What do you mean by "interval"?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I wrote an LB program for it, and unless my initial guess is between 33.886745 and 39.999999, LB goes crosseyed.

Must you still enter between those two numbers?

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

Yes. If I enter >=40 or <=33.886744, LB gives a Runtime Error.

Btw, the interval isn't precise...it's truncated so it fits into the 'Prompt' window (see image) that opens when starting the program.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

SQR(1600-x^2)

This line is causing some of that.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Do you mean both denominators in that line?

And what about the derivative line?

I might try my code on the polynomial that I posted in the other thread...but maybe the bogus roots might be an issue (just a thought).

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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No...I can't try it on the polynomial, because I don't know how to get the derivative.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

SQR(1600-x^2)

When x is greater than 40 then x^2 is greater than 1600. So when you subtract something bigger than 1600 from 1600 you get a negative number. LB does not know how to deal with the square root of a negative number.

SQR(1600-x^2)

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Oh, of course. I don't know what to do about that, other than to give the polynomial a try.

That will have to wait until tomorrow, though. I'm off to bed now.

See you later, Bobby.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Okay, see you tomorrow.

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One question, Do any of you use the POV-Raytracer?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Agnishom;

I am sorry, I do not?

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Hmm...Okay..No Problem

I had been thinking to use it to generate Fractals

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There are some nice fractal programs out there. I used to use fractint.

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Is it free to download?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I believe it is or at least it used to be.

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Let me see ...

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This program is for DOS and I think I won't be able to run it properly

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They have windows versions but they are 16 bit and I can not run them.

Check these out:

http://fractice.sourceforge.net/index.html

http://www.eclectasy.com/Fractal-Explorer/

http://element90.wordpress.com/software/downloads/

http://hsfractal.sourceforge.net/

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Wow! these are nice

By the way, I tried hsfractal today morning, and found that it works on my 32bit machine

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Very good! Have fun with it.

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Thanks for the links you provided

Among those, which one is your favorite and which is the second favorite?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I am a little partial to the one that drew those pictures. They are amazing.

The HS fractal is the one I like the least. All the rest I think are better but that is up to

you to decide.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

phrontister wrote:

bobbym wrote:I wrote an LB program for it, and unless my initial guess is between 33.886745 and 39.999999, LB goes crosseyed.

Must you still enter between those two numbers?

Yes. If I enter >=40 or <=33.886744, LB gives a Runtime Error.

This LB program on RosettaCode.org that finds the roots of a function is different from mine, and asks for a range for x (ie, separate minimum and maximum values).

For the polynomial function no upper and lower limits seem to be required, but the result is a couple of decimal places less accurate and it also finds a bogus root.

I found a derivative online (I didn't know how to do them) for the polynomial, but my LB program hangs for some reason. Debugging revealed a couple of things that I tried to iron out, but to no avail. I'll leave it there, though...I'm losing interest with this one.

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