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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Solve the equation

for x. You get 2 solutions:

I used the second one.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

Hope you don't mind replying to old ones, I'll post code whichever I'll be able to come up with!

J:

```
samp=:1000000
f=:1+?samp$0
fx=:2*(1-%f^2)
(+/%#)f*fx
```

≈1.61407

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

You can post it and thanks for doing so.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Okay, it's very lightweight when compared to other functional programming languages, so I'm fascinated!

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

It is light in m too.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

I meant the size of the whole package..

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oh sorry, I did not understand. I thought you meant program size.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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No problem, i'll explore more into the functional stuff..

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I prefer it too but I am afraid that it will always be like a second language to me. When you begin with procedural you are poisoned for life. See you later, got to get off.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Anyway, i'll try..

See you later.

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myPDF[]=ProbabilityDistribution[2(1-1/x^2),{x,1,2}];

Is that an array construct?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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No, that is a PDF. The random variate command constructs an array of random numbers that obey that PDF.

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How about writing a CFD simulation or a chemistry one?

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'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How does that relate to Computer math?

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